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Ricardo Lagos
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32nd President of Chile
In office
11 March 2000 – 11 March 2006
Preceded by Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
Succeeded by Michelle Bachelet
Minister of Public Works
In office
11 March 1994 – 1 August 1998
President Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle
Preceded by Carlos Hurtado Ruiz-Tagle
Succeeded by Jaime Tohá
Minister of Education
In office
11 March 1990 – 28 September 1992
President Patricio Aylwin
Preceded by René Salamé Martín
Succeeded by Jorge Arrate
Personal details
Born 2 March 1938 (1938-03-02) (age 83)
Santiago, Chile
Political party Party for Democracy
(1987–present)
Other political
affiliations
Radical Party
(1959–1961)
Socialist Party of Chile
(1961–1987)
Spouse(s)
Carmen Weber
(m. 1961; annulled 1969)

Luisa Durán (m. 1971)
Children
  • Ricardo
  • Ximena
  • Hernán (stepson)
  • Francisca
  • Alejandro (stepson)
Alma mater University of Chile
Duke University
Occupation
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Ricardo Froilán Lagos Escobar ( born 2 March 1936) is a Chilean lawyer, economist and social democrat politician. He served as President of Chile from 2000 to 2006.

Since May 2007 he has served as a Special Envoy on Climate Change for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and António Guterres.

He teaches political and economic development at Brown University in the United States.

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