Aylwin Azocar, Patricio
Born: Nov 26, 1918 AD
Currently alive, at 96 years of age.
Categories: Head of State
1918 - Born on the 26th of November in Vina Del Mar, Chile.
1943 - An excellent student, he enrolled in the Law School of the University of Chile where he became a lawyer, with the highest distinction.
1945 - His involvement in politics started, when he joined the Falange Nacional.
1958-1989 - He was elected president of the Falange and when that party became the Christian Democrats, he served seven terms as its president.
1965 - He was elected to the National Congress as senator.
1971 - He became the president of the Senate.
1973 - He is credited, in some measure, with trying to find a peaceful solution to the country’s political crisis.
1976 - He was president of the Christian Democrats.
1979 - He served as a spokesman in the group that opposed the plebiscite that approved a new constitution.
1982 - He led his party during one of the most difficult eras in Chilean history.
- He was elected vice president of the Christian Democrats.
1989 - He was elected president of the Republic on December.
1994 - He has continued his lifelong commitment to promoting justice.
1995 - He was the catalyst for a United Nations summit on poverty.
1997 - The Council of Europe awarded the North-South Prize to Patricio Aylwin and to Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, for their contributions to fostering human rights, democracy, and cooperation between Europe and Latin America.
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