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Gustavo Adolfo Espina Salguero

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Date of birth 1946
30th President of Guatemala
In office1 June 1993 - 5 June 1993
Succeeded byRamiro de León
Preceded byJorge Serrano

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Gustavo Adolfo Espina Salguero (born c. 1946) became vice-president of Guatemala as the running mate of President Jorge Serrano on January 14, 1991.

Serrano attempted a self-coup on May 25, 1993, but was forced to flee into exile on June 1. Espina served as interim president for four days until June 5, when he was forced to resign by Congress after evidence surfaced that he was involved in the coup. He spent the following years in exile, and in 1997 returned voluntarily to stand trial for his involvement in the coup. He was convicted of violating the constitution, but his sentence was commuted to a small fine.

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