Alberto Cabero

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Alberto Cabero Díaz (20 March 1874 – 13 October 1955) was a Chilean politician, President of the Chilean Senate and Member of Government Junta in 1932.

He was born in Santiago, the son of Telésforo Cabero del Canto and of Filomena Díaz. He completed his studies in the Instituto Nacional, and then attended the Universidad de Chile, where he became a lawyer. He started his political career as the first mayor of the city of Río Claro. In 1920 he was named minister in several occasions as a representative of the Democratic Liberal Party. He was elected a deputy for Curicó (1921–1924) and a Senator for Talca (1924–1930) and Talca, Linares and Curico (1930–1932).

At the time of the Socialist Republic of Chile in 1931, he was the President of the Senate. As such he took over as provisional vice president. He assumed on 26 July, and that same night he formed his cabinet, headed by a very reluctant Juan Esteban Montero as interior minister and Pedro Blanquier, the other key player, as Finance minister.

When the ministers arrived on the next morning, Opazo resigned by decree on Montero. His entire administration had lasted less than 24 hours. The speed he demonstrated to get rid of the power earned him the nickname of El Pasador (the relayer), that accompanied him till his death.

After his very brief administration, he was elected Senator for Curicó, Talca, Maule y Linares (1933–1949) and again President of the Senate in 1944. He died in Santiago on 1957.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pedro Opazo
President of the Senate of Chile
1932–1933
Succeeded by
Ignacio Urrutia Manzano
Preceded by
Pedro Nolasco Cárdenas
Member of Government Junta
1932
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Emilio Bello
Minister of War and Navy
1938–1939
Succeeded by
Guillermo Labarca