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Manuel Urrutia Lleó (8 December 1901, Las Villas Province, Cuba–5 July 1981 New York) was a Cuban lawyer and politician. Urrutia campaigned against the Gerardo Machado government and the second presidency of Fulgencio Batista during the 1950s, before serving as Cuban president in the first revolutionary government of 1959. After only six months, Urrutia resigned his position due to a series of disputes with revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, emigrating to the United States shortly after.