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Balaguery Ricardo, Joaquin

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: Dominican
Categories: Politician, Presidents

Dominican Republic politician

1906 – Born on the 1st of September in Navarrete, a small town in northern Dominican Republic.

1954-1955 – He served as Dominican Republic foreign minister.

1955-1957 – Became Dominican Republic Education and Arts minister.

1957-1960 – Elected as Vice-President of Dominican Republic.

1966-1961 – Balaguer declared as President of Dominican Republic.

1962-1965 – He exile in US.

1963 – Founded Social Christian Reformist Party.

1966-1978 – Became the President of the Dominican Republic.

1973 – Balaguer oversaw the military defeat of a guerilla invasion by Dominican expatriates led by former Dominican National Guard Colonel Francisco A. Caamaño Deñó at Playa Caracoles, near Azua.

1986 – Returned to office for a fourth term.

1996 – Left office for the second time at age 90 and practically blind.

2000 – He ran for president again in election but placed third with 24.6% of the first-round vote.

2002 – He died on 14th of July because of heart failure; Balaguer never married and had no children.