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Roberto M. Levingston

Personal data
Date of birthJanuary 19, 1920(age 97)
Place of birthSan Luis, Argentina
Political partynone
37th President of Argentina
De facto
In officeJune 18, 1970 - March 21, 1971
Succeeded byAlejandro Lanusse
Preceded byJuan Carlos Onganía

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Roberto Marcelo Levingston Laborda (born January 19, 1920) was a general in the

Argentine Army and president of Argentina from June 18, 1970 to March 22, 1971, during the Revolución Argentina period in Argentine history. His military expertise included intelligence and counterinsurgency, and he took the presidency of Argentina in a military coup that deposed Juan Carlos Onganía over his ineffective response to the Montoneros and other guerillas. His regime was marked by a protectionist economic policy that did little to overcome the inflation and recession that the country was undergoing at the time, and by the imposition of the death penalty against terrorists and kidnappers. In response to renewed anti-government rioting in Córdoba and to the labor crisis under his leadership, he was deposed by another military junta led by Alejandro Lanusse.

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