Zenón Noriega Agüero

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Zenón Noriega
80th President of Peru
In office
June 1, 1950 – July 28, 1950
Preceded by Manuel A. Odría
Succeeded by Manuel A. Odría
Personal details
Born (1900-07-12)July 12, 1900
Cajamarca, Peru
Died May 7, 1957(1957-05-07)
Lima, Peru
Nationality Peruvian

Zenón Noriega Agüero (July 12, 1900 – May 7, 1957) was a Peruvian army general who formally was president of a military Junta for two months in 1950.

Biography[edit]

Noriega was born in Cajamarca in 1900 as the son of Wenceslao Noriega and María del Carmen Agüero. He served as Manuel A. Odría's deputy since Odría took power in a military coup in 1948. On June 1, 1950, Odría formally stepped down as president in order to pursue his candidacy in a presidential election in which he would be the only candidate. Noriega became president of the Junta until July 28, when Odría resumed power. Political historians concede that Noriega did not rule on his own, but followed Odría's commands. He was immediately appointed Prime Minister by Odría, and served in that position until August 1954.

Already enshrined as constitutional president Odría after a questionable election, Noriega continued to serve as Minister of War and President of the Council of Ministers. He was promoted to Major General in 1953. Shortly after he was accused of organizing a plot to depose Odría, he was sent into exile aboard one of the navy ships (August 1954). Was said the conspiracy involved important people, being a symptom of the degree of decomposition it had reached Odriist regime. Noriega went to Argentina, where he was received by President Juan Domingo Perón. Two years later he returned to Peru and retired to private life. He died in 1957.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Manuel A. Odría
President of Peru
1950
Succeeded by
Manuel A. Odría
Preceded by
Armando Revoredo Iglesias
Prime Minister of Peru
1950 – 1954
Succeeded by
Roque Augusto Saldías Maninat