Ricardo Leoncio Elías Arias

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Ricardo Leoncio Elías Arias

Ricardo Leoncio Elías Arias (12 September 1874, Pisco, Peru – 20 March 1951) was a Peruvian soldier and politician who was briefly the President of Peru between March 1 and March 5, 1931.

He organized one of the various movements that caused the fall of president Augusto B. Leguía. After General Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro was named provisional president, Elías was not satisfied and soon moved against him. In March 1931, Sánchez Cerro left the presidency to his vice president Olguín, who was soon deposed and Elías occupied the presidency. He himself, however, was deposed by Gustavo Jiménez only four days later. He remained in the new government as President of the Supreme Court until 1932.


Political offices
Preceded by
Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro
Second President of the Provisional Government Junta
March 1, 1931 – March 5, 1931
Succeeded by
Gustavo Jiménez