Bernardo Soto Alfaro

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Bernardo Soto
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President of Costa Rica
In office
12 March 1885 – 7 November 1889
(two consecutive terms, the first incomplete)
Preceded byPróspero Fernández
Succeeded byCarlos Durán Cartín
Personal details
Born12 February 1854
Died28 January 1931 (aged 76)
San José

Ramón Bernardo Soto Alfaro (12 February 1854 – 28 January 1931) was President of Costa Rica from 1885 to 1889.[1]

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 vice president 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
Carlos Durán Cartín

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