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Jaime Lusinchi
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President of the Republic of Venezuela
In office
2 February 1984 – 2 February 1989
Preceded by Luis Herrera Campins
Succeeded by Carlos Andrés Pérez
Senator for life
In office
February 2, 1989 – August 13, 1993
In office
Personal details
Jaime Ramón Lusinchi

(1924-05-27)27 May 1924
Clarines, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
Died 21 May 2014(2014-05-21) (aged 89)
Caracas, Venezuela
Political party Acción Democrática
Spouse(s) Gladys Castillo (divorced)
Blanca Ibañez
Alma mater Central University of Venezuela
Occupation Physician
Website Official website

Jaime Ramón Lusinchi (27 May 1924 – 21 May 2014) was a politician of Venezuela. He was the President of Venezuela from 1984 to 1989.

Early life

Lusinchi was born in Clarines, Anzoátegui, on 27 May 1924. He studied at Central University of Venezuela.


Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F075013-0021, Venezuela, Genscher mit Präsident Lusinchi
Lusinchi in 1987

He became president in 1984. When he was president, Venezuela was through an economic crisis, growth of the external debt, populist policies, currency depreciation, inflation and corruption that exacerbated the crisis of the political system established in 1958.

Accused of corruption after leaving office, Lusinchi was popular during his presidency, and was succeeded by a member of his party, Carlos Andrés Pérez.

Personal life

Lusinchi divorced his first wife Gladys Castillo. He then married Blanca Ibanez. He lived in Caracas, Venezuela.


Lusinchi died in Caracas, Venezuela from respiratory failure, aged 89.

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