Rafael Caldera

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Rafael Caldera
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President of Venezuela
In office
2 February 1994 – 2 February 1999
Preceded by Ramón José Velásquez
Succeeded by Hugo Chávez
In office
11 March 1969 – 12 March 1974
Preceded by Raúl Leoni
Succeeded by Carlos Andrés Pérez
Senator for Life
In office
12 March 1974 – 2 February 1994
In office
2 February 1999 – 20 December 1999
President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of Venezuela
In office
1959–1962
Solicitor General of Venezuela
In office
26 October 1945 – 13 April 1946
Personal details
Born Rafael Antonio Caldrea Rodríguez
(1916-01-24)24 January 1916
San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela
Died 24 December 2009(2009-12-24) (aged 93)
Caracas, Venezuela
Political party COPEI
(1946–1993)
National Convergence
(1993–2009)
Spouse(s) Alicia Pietri Montemayor
Alma mater Central University of Venezuela
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism
Signature
Website Official website

Rafael Antonio Caldera Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [rafaˈel anˈtonjo kalˈdeɾa roˈðɾiɣes]; 24 January 1916 – 24 December 2009) was a former Venezuelan politician. He was President of Venezuela serving from 1969 to 1974 and again from 1994 to 1999.

Caldera died in Caracas, Venezuela from Parkinson's disease, aged 93.[1]

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