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Pedro Opazo


Pedro Opazo Letelier was a Chilean politician and provisional vice president of Chile in 1931.

He was born in Talca, the son of Ursicino Opazo and Margarita Letelier. He completed his studies in his native city, and then attended the Universidad de Chile, where he became a physician. He started his political career as the first mayor of the city of Rio Claro. In 1920 Opazo was named minister in several occasions as a representative of the Democratic Liberal Party. He was elected a deputy for Curico (1921-1924) and a Senator for Talca (1924-1930) and Talca, Linares and Curico (1930-1932).

At the time of the collapse of the first administration of Carlos Ibanez del Campo in 1931, he was the President of the Senate. As such he took over as provisional vice president. He assumed on July 26, and that same night he formed his cabinet, headed by a very reluctant Juan Esteban Montero as interior minister and Pedro Blanquier, the other key player, as Finance minister.

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