Pedro Blanco Soto

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Pedro Blanco Soto
Pedro Blanco Soto.jpg
5th President of Bolivia
In office
December 26, 1828 – January 1, 1829
Preceded by José Miguel de Velasco
Succeeded by José Miguel de Velasco
Personal details
Born (1795-10-19)October 19, 1795
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Died January 1, 1829(1829-01-01) (aged 33)
Sucre, Bolivia
Nationality Bolivian

Pedro Blanco Soto (19 October 1795 – 1 January 1829) was President of Bolivia for just a week cut short by his assassination in a convent called La Recoletta in Sucre on New Years Day 1829. He was shot on the roof above a stairwell while attempting to escape. A small plaque now marks the spot in the Museo de la Recoletta. He was well known for his pro Peru stance and this is generally the reason attributed to his assassination.

Political offices
Preceded by
José Miguel de Velasco
President of Bolivia
1828–1829
Succeeded by
José Miguel de Velasco