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Raúl Alfonsín

Personal data
Date of birthMarch 12, 1927
Place of birthChascomús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of deathMarch 31, 2009(age 82)
Place of deathBuenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityArgentine
Political partyRadical Civic Union
SpouseMaría Lorenza Barreneche
ProfessionLawyer
49th President of Argentina
In officeDecember 10, 1983 - July 8, 1989
PresidentVíctor Hipólito Martínez
Vice PresidentVíctor Hipólito Martínez
Succeeded byCarlos Saúl Menem
Preceded byReynaldo Bignone

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Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín (March 12, 1927 March 31, 2009) was an Argentine lawyer, politician and statesman, who served as the President of Argentina from December 10, 1983, to July 8, 1989. Alfonsín was the first democratically-elected president of Argentina following the military government known as the National Reorganization Process. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in 1985, among numerous other such recognitions.


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