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Alan García

Alan García in Brasilia, 9 November 2006.
Personal data
Date of birth23 May 1949(age 67)
Place of birthLima, Peru
Political partyAmerican Popular Revolutionary Alliance
SpouseCarla Buscaglia (First wife, divorced)
Pilar Nores
ResidenceCasa de Pizarro
Alma materPontifical Catholic University of Peru
National University of San Marcos
Complutense University of Madrid
University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
ReligionRoman Catholicism
President of Peru
In office28 July 2006 - 28 July 2011
PresidentLuis Giampietri
Lourdes Mendoza
Prime ministerJorge del Castillo
Yehude Simon
Javier Velásquez
José Antonio Chang
Rosario Fernández
Vice PresidentLuis Giampietri
Lourdes Mendoza
Succeeded byOllanta Humala
Preceded byAlejandro Toledo
In office28 July 1985 - 28 July 1990
PresidentLuis Alberto Sánchez
Luis Alva Castro
Prime ministerLuis Alva Castro
Armando Villanueva
Luis Alberto Sánchez
Vice PresidentLuis Alberto Sánchez
Luis Alva Castro
Succeeded byAlberto Fujimori
Preceded byFernando Belaúnde Terry

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Alan Gabriel Ludwig García Pérez (-esˈalaŋ ɡaˈβɾjel luðˈβiɣ ɣaɾˈsi.a ˈpeɾes; born 23 May 1949) was the President of Peru, having won the 2006 elections on 4 June 2006 in a run-off against Union for Peru candidate Ollanta Humala. He is the leader of the APRA and the only party member ever to have served as President of Peru. He served a first term as President from 1985 to 1990. His first term was marked by a severe economic crisis, social unrest and violence. He ran unsuccessfully for the Presidency in 2001, losing in a run-off to Alejandro Toledo. During his second term Peru averaged seven percent GDP growth a year, held inflation below three percent annually and collated Peru's foreign exchange reserves at US$47 billion; however his tenureship also resulted in increased environment damage according to critics and increased social conflict, according to the national human rights ombudsman's office.


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