Gustavo Jiménez

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Gustavo Jiménez
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Interim President of Peru (President of the Provisional Government Junta)
In office
5 March 1931 – 11 March 1931
Personal details
Born (1886-04-05)5 April 1886
Tarma, Peru Peru
Died 15 March 1933(1933-03-15) (aged 46)
Lima, Peru Peru
Nationality Peruvian

Gustavo Jiménez (Tarma, Peru, 5 April 1886 – 15 March 1933 in Lima) was a Peruvian colonel who served as Interim President of Peru, officially as the President of the Provisional Government Junta, in 1931.

Jiménez organised one of several uprisings that led to the fall of the government of Augusto B. Leguía. After the nomination of General Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro as the new provisional president, Jiménez kept his supporters under arms since he did not agree with the decision. Following the replacement of Sánchez Cerro with Ricardo Leoncio Elías Arias, Jiménez returned to Lima on March 5, 1931. After entering the presidential palace and a negotiation with Elías, Jiménez became the new president, even though David Samanez Ocampo had been expected to take over presidential power that day.

Due to the continuing unrest in the country and strong resistance against Jiménez from the Navy, Jiménez turned power over to David Samanez Ocampo on March 11.


World Statesmen Leaders of Peru

Council on Hemispheric Affairs website Peru Elections: The Military Issue

Political offices
Preceded by
Ricardo Leoncio Elías Arias
Interim President of Peru (President of the Provisional Government Junta)
March 5, 1931 – March 11, 1931
Succeeded by
David Samanez Ocampo