Bernardo Soto Alfaro

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Bernardo Soto
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President of Costa Rica
In office
12 March 1885 – 8 May 1890
(two consecutive terms, the first incomplete)
Preceded by Próspero Fernández
Succeeded by José Joaquín Rodríguez
Personal details
Born 12 February 1854
Died 28 January 1931 (aged 76)
San José

Ramón Bernardo Soto Alfaro (12 February 1854 – 28 January 1931) was President of Costa Rica from 1885 to 1890.

He took office when his father-in-law, President Próspero Fernández, died in office in 1885, and in a gesture of national conciliation following the fiercely disputed election for his successor, decided to hold himself apart from office on November 7, 1889. He never resigned, but the Third Vicepresident Carlos Durán served as acting President until the end of the term.


Political offices
Preceded by
Próspero Fernández Oreamuno
President of Costa Rica
Succeeded by
José Rodríguez Zeledón

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