Germán Suárez Flamerich

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Germán Suárez Flamerich
President Germán Suárez Flamerich.jpg
50th President of Venezuela
In office
27 November 1950 – 2 December 1952
Preceded byCarlos Delgado Chalbaud
Succeeded byMarcos Pérez Jiménez
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
In office
19 September 1949 – 16 February 1950
PresidentCarlos Delgado Chalbaud
Preceded byLuis Emilio Gómez Ruiz
Succeeded byLuis Emilio Gómez Ruiz
Personal details
Born(1907-04-10)10 April 1907
Caracas, Venezuela
Died24 June 1990(1990-06-24) (aged 83)
Caracas, Venezuela
Spouse(s)Rosario Pérez Carreño
Alma materCentral University of Venezuela

Germán Suárez Flamerich (10 April 1907 – 24 June 1990) was the 50th President of Venezuela from 1950 to 1952. Flamerich was a lawyer, college professor, diplomat, and politician.[1] He was president of the Government Junta from 1950 to 1952, after the assassination of Carlos Delgado Chalbaud.


His parents were J.M. Suárez and Clorinda Flamerich. He graduated from the Liceo Caracas high school and then from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. As a college student, he participated in the protests against the dictatorship of Gómez of the "Semana del Estudiante" in February 1928. He was sent to jail in April 1928 and again from October to December 1929. In 1931, Suárez Flamerich got a Ph.D. in Political Science and Law. He then became a civil law professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (1936-1941). In 1945, he was named the Dean of the School of Law, serving until 1947.

He was president ad honorem of the price control commission (1940-1941) and a congressional representative for the Distrito Federal (1941-1944). He was adviser to the Military Junta (1948), Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1949), and ambassador to Peru (1950). On 27 November 1950, he was called to serve as president after the incumbent, Colonel Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, was assassinated. Although Flamerich was the nominal head of the government junta, real power was understood to be exercised by the Defense Minister, junta member Marcos Pérez Jiménez.

When initial results of the 1952 Constituent Assembly elections had the opposition well on its way to victory, the junta halted the count for three days and then released results showing the pro-government bloc with a majority. The junta dissolved itself and handed power to the military, which installed Pérez Jiménez as provisional president; he was confirmed as president a few months later by the Constituent Assembly.[2] Flamerich went into exile for many years afterward. He later returned to Venezuela and worked as a lawyer. He died in Caracas on 24 June 1990.

Personal life[edit]

Flamerich was married to Rosario Pérez Carreño,[citation needed] who served as First Lady of Venezuela from 1950–1952,[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) Germán Suárez Flamerich Archived 2012-10-28 at the Wayback Machine — Venezuelatuya.c
  2. ^ Hollis Micheal Tarver Denova, Julia C. Frederick (2005), The history of Venezuela, Greenwood Publishing Group. p357

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carlos Delgado Chalbaud
50th President of Venezuela
27 November 1950 – 2 December 1952
Succeeded by
Marcos Pérez Jiménez
Preceded by
Luis Emilio Gómez Ruiz
156th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
19 September 1949 – 16 February 1950
Succeeded by
Luis Emilio Gómez Ruiz