Raúl Alfonsín

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Raúl Alfonsín
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46th President of Argentina
In office
10 December 1983 – 8 July 1989
Vice PresidentVíctor Hipólito Martínez
Preceded byReynaldo Bignone
Succeeded byCarlos Saúl Menem
National Senator of Argentina
In office
10 December 2001 – 3 July 2002
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
President of the Radical Civic Union Party
In office
10 December 1999 – 10 December 2001
Preceded byFernando de la Rúa
Succeeded byÁngel Rozas
In office
10 December 1993 – 10 December 1995
Preceded byMario Losada
Succeeded byRodolfo Terragno
In office
10 December 1983 – 10 December 1991
Preceded byCarlos Raúl Contín
Succeeded byMario Losada
National Deputy of Argentina
In office
25 May 1973 – 24 March 1976
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
In office
12 October 1963 – 28 June 1966
ConstituencyBuenos Aires
Personal details
Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín

(1927-03-12)12 March 1927
Chascomús, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Died31 March 2009(2009-03-31) (aged 82)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Political partyRadical Civic Union
Spouse(s)María Lorenza Barreneche
ChildrenRicardo Alfonsín

Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín (12 March 1927 – 31 March 2009) was an Argentine lawyer, politician and statesman. He served as the President of Argentina from December 10, 1983, to July 8, 1989.

Alfonsín was the first democratically elected president of Argentina following the military government known as the National Reorganization Process. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 1985, among numerous other such recognitions.[1]

Alfonsín died from lung cancer in Buenos Aires, aged 82.

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