Carlos Lacoste

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Carlos Lacoste
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Interim President of Argentina
In office
11 – 21 December 1981
Preceded by Roberto Viola
Succeeded by Leopoldo Galtieri
Personal details
Born (1929-02-02)February 2, 1929
Buenos Aires
Died June 24, 2004(2004-06-24) (aged 75)
Buenos Aires
Nationality Argentine
Profession Military

Carlos Alberto Lacoste (1929–2004) was an Argentine navy vice-admiral and politician who briefly served as interim President of Argentina.

Earlier years[edit]

In addition to a naval career, Lacoste undertook the organization of the 1978 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Argentina.

Interim President of Argentina[edit]

In December 1981 the then head of state General Roberto Viola was ousted in a coup d'état. Lacoste served as interim President of Argentina from December 11 to December 22, 1981, during a period of military rule.

He was succeeded in the presidential office by Lieutenant General Leopoldo Galtieri.

Later years[edit]

After the military government, he preserved his connections with football associations, becoming a South American representative in FIFA, and in 1986 he was assigned as Argentine supervisor in the drawing of the that year's World Cup matches in Mexico, which was eventually won by Argentina.

Death[edit]

He died in 2004.

See also[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Roberto Viola
President of Argentina
1981
Succeeded by
Leopoldo Galtieri