|47th President of Bolivia|
21 July 1946 – 15 August 1946
|Preceded by||Gualberto Villarroel López|
|Succeeded by||Tomás Monje|
|Born||Néstor Guillén Olmos
January 28, 1890
La Paz, Bolivia
|Died||March 12, 1966(aged 76)|
Néstor Guillén Olmos (January 28, 1890 – March 12, 1966) was briefly President of Bolivia.
Background and earlier career
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He served as President of Bolivia for 27 days between July and August 1946, following the overthrow and assassination of President Gualberto Villarroel (1943–46). Upon the death of Villarroel, the alliance of forces that had toppled him needed a reliable and impartial caretaker (given the mood of the citizenry, which had just shown what it was capable of during the revolt) to guide the country to elections. They settled on the head of the La Paz Court of Appeals, Tomás Monje Gutiérrez, who was ill at the time. Thus, Guillén filled in for him for fewer than 4 weeks, whereupon Monje was sworn-in as President.
Later career and death
Néstor Guillén then returned to his judgeship and died in 1966.
- Mesa José de; Gisbert, Teresa; and Carlos D. Mesa, "Historia De Bolivia", 3rd edition., pp. 577–578.
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