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Arnulfo Arias
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Arnulfo Arias in 1950.
21st, 31st, and 43rd President of Panama
In office
1 October 1940 – 9 October 1941
Deputy Presidential designates
José Pezet Arosemena
Ernesto Jaén Guardia
Aníbal Ríos Delgado
Preceded by Augusto Samuel Boyd
Succeeded by Ricardo de la Guardia
In office
24 November 1949 – 9 May 1951
Vice President Alcibíades Arosemena
José Ramón Guizado
Preceded by Roberto F. Chiari
Succeeded by Alcibíades Arosemena
In office
1 October 1968 – 11 October 1968
Vice President Raúl Arango
José Dominador Bazán
Preceded by Marco Aurelio Robles Méndez
Succeeded by José María Pinilla Fábrega
Personal details
Arnulfo Arias Madrid

(1901-08-15)15 August 1901
Penonomé, Coclé Province, Panama
Died 10 August 1988(1988-08-10) (aged 86)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Political party Panameñista Party
Ana Matilde Linares
(m. 1927; wid. 1955)

Mireya Moscoso
(m. 1969; wid. 1988)

Arnulfo Arias Madrid (15 August 1901 – 10 August 1988) was a Panamanian politician, doctor, and writer who served as the President of Panama from 1940 to 1941, again from 1949 to 1951, and finally for 11 days in October 1968. Throughout his adult life he had warned about the increasing influence of the military in Panamanian politics. He vowed to reduce its influence. In turn he was denied his presidential electoral success in 1948 by the military. He was removed from his duly elected presidency three times by military coups.

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