Alejandro M. Sinibaldi

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His Excellency
Alejandro Manuel Sinibaldi Castro
Acting President of Guatemala
In office
April 2, 1885 – April 6, 1885
Preceded by Justo Rufino Barrios
Succeeded by Manuel Barillas Bercian
First designated to the Presidency of Guatemala
President General Justo Rufino Barrios
Personal details
Born 1825
Died 1896
Spouse(s) Carmen Ramírez
Children Cristina, María del Carmen, Concepción, Carlos and María Sinibaldi y Ramírez
Parents Alejandro de Sinibaldi y Albora, and Máxima Castro Gálvez
Nickname(s) Flor de un día[Note 1]

Alejandro Manuel Sinibaldi Castro (1825–1896) was acting President of Guatemala from April 2, 1885 to April 5, 1885.


From part Italian descent, he was a rich businessman who Was "First Designate to the Presidency", the equivalent of Vice-President in the time of Justo Rufino Barrios. When Barrios was killed on April 2, 1885 in El Salvador, Sinibaldi Castro became acting president.[1] However, given that Sinibaldi Castro had no political connections and was not in the military, he was pressured to resign within days of taking over.[1] His successor was general Manuel Lisandro Barillas, who served as acting president but never called for elections in the stipulated time, and when he eventually did, he was elected as Constitutional President.[1]

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  1. ^ One day wonder: because he was president for only a few days.
Preceded by
Justo Rufino Barrios
President of Guatemala
Succeeded by
Manuel Lisandro Barillas