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Álvaro Arzú

Personal data
Date of birth14 March 1946(age 70)
Place of birthGuatemala City
Political partyNational Advancement Party / Unionist Party
32nd President of Guatemala
In office14 January 1996 - 14 January 2000
Succeeded byAlfonso Portillo
Preceded byRamiro de León

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Álvaro Enrique Arzú Yrigoyen (born March 14, 1946, in Guatemala City) was the 32nd President of Guatemala from January 14, 1996 until January 14, 2000. He has been elected Mayor of Guatemala City on four occasions: in 1982, but was prevented from assuming office because of a coup d'état; in 1986, this time assuming and serving his mandate; again in January 2004; and he was re-elected for a third effective term in September 2007 with 55 percent of the popular vote.


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