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Efraín Ríos Montt
Montt during his trial
|26th President of Guatemala|
March 23, 1982 – August 8, 1983
|Preceded by||Fernando Romeo Lucas García|
|Succeeded by||Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores|
José Efraín Ríos Montt
June 16, 1926
|Died||April 1, 2018
Guatemala City, Guatemala
|Political party||Guatemalan Republican Front|
|Spouse(s)||María Teresa Sosa Ávila|
José Efraín Ríos Montt (Spanish pronunciation: [efɾaˈin ˈri.os ˈmont]; June 16, 1926 – April 1, 2018) was a Guatemalan politician. He was President of Guatemala from 1982 to 1983. An army general, his time in office was marked by the Guatemalan Civil War. Years later, he served as president of Congress.
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