Francisco Augusto Lora

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Francisco Augusto Lora Gonzales (1910–1993), was a former Vice President of the Dominican Republic and Presidential candidate for the country in 1966, 1970, 1974 and 1978. As Vice-President, he was a member of President Joaquín Balaguer's Reformist Party (PR). When Balaguer threatened to leave the PR in 1970 and campaign outside of the organization, Augusto Lora was effectively forced out of the party and went on to become the leader of and ultimately the candidate for a new political party, the Movement for Democratic Integration against Reelection (MIDA).[1][2]


  1. ^ Latin American election statistics 1970-1989
  2. ^ Time Magazine article Closer to Chaos, April 1970

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Preceded by
Vice President of the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
Carlos R. Goico