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His Excellency
General of Division

Enrique Peralta Azurdia
President of the Republic of Guatemala
In office
March 31, 1963 – July 1, 1966
Preceded by Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes
Succeeded by Julio César Méndez
Personal details
Born June 17, 1908
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Died February 18, 1997 (1997-02-19) (aged 88)
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Colonel Alfredo Enrique Peralta Azurdia (June 17, 1908 – February 18, 1997) was President of Guatemala from 31 March 1963 to 1 July 1966.

Enrique Peralta was born on June 17, 1908 in Guatemala City. He took over the presidency after a coup against president Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, under whom he served as Agriculture (1959-1960) and Defense Minister (1961-1963). He set up the Institutional Democratic Party, a pro-military governing party modeled on the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which dominated Guatemalan politics until 1982.[1] In the 1978 election, he was the candidate of the National Liberation Movement but was defeated by Fernando Romeo Lucas García.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Miguel Ydígoras
President of Guatemala
1963–1966
Succeeded by
Julio César Méndez



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