Alan García

President of Perú (1985-1990 y 2006-2011)

We must have instruments that limit the abuse of people who are in woldwide power : one is the state of regulation, the other is the market

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With only 35 years of age, Alan García was elected president of Peru between 1985-1990, and in 2006 for a second term characterized by a great economic growth.Before his presidential candidacy, Alan García had held important positions as member of the Constituent Assembly of Peru (1979), National Deputy (1980 - 1985), Secretary of Organization and Secretary General of the Peruvian Aprista Party (1977 - 1980, 1982 - 1985 ). In 1985 he was elected President of the Republic of Peru for the period between 1985 and 1990.

In April 1992, during the coup d'état perpetrated by Alberto Fujimori, military forces assaulted his home and Dr. García found himself in need of political asylum in the Republic of Colombia.

"We must have instruments that limit the abuse of the powerful: one is the state regulation, the other is the market".In 2001 he returned to Peru and ran as a presidential candidate for the Aprista Party, achieving 47% of the votes in the general elections. In 2004 he was appointed President of the Peruvian Aprista Party and Honorary President of the Socialist International, and in 2006 he was again launched as a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Peru - being elected with 52.6% of the votes.

The second term of Alan García was characterized by leading the country towards a great economic development, - increasing the average of the growth rate to 7%, reducing the poverty rates from 44.5% to 31.3%, and implementing ambitious development plans in infrastructure.

Alan García has a degree in Law from the National University of San Marcos (Peru), a degree in Sociology from the Paris IV Paris-Sorbonne University, and a PhD in Constitutional Law from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is currently a regular contributor to the Peruvian and international press, where he publishes opinion articles focused on the reduction of poverty in Peru.

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