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Efraín Ríos Montt
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Montt during his trial
26th President of Guatemala
In office
March 23, 1982 – August 8, 1983
Preceded by Fernando Romeo Lucas García
Succeeded by Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores
Personal details
José Efraín Ríos Montt

June 16, 1926 (1926-06-16) (age 93)
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Political party Guatemalan Republican Front
Spouse(s) María Teresa Sosa Ávila

José Efraín Ríos Montt (Spanish pronunciation: [efɾaˈin ˈri.os ˈmont]; born June 16, 1926) is 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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