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Alfonso Lopez Michelsen

Alfonso Lopez Michelsen was a Colombian politician, lawyer and journalist. Lopez Michelsen was President of Colombia from 1974 to 1978. He was the son of Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo, who was also president of Colombia from 1934 to 1938, and once again from 1942 to 1945. He died in Bogota during the early hours of July 11, 2007 of a heart attack.

Lopez was the son of former two time president of Colombia, Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo. He was born and raised in Bogota. He studied at the Gimnasio Moderno School and later in other cities; Paris, Brussels, London and Santiago de Chile. He graduated with a degree in law from the Universidad del Rosario.

In 1959, a group of his former students founded the Liberal Revolutionary Movement (MRL) as a reaction to the pact between his party, the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party to create the National Front. Lopez Michelsen was then offered the leadership of the newly created MRL and he accepted becoming a presidential candidate for the 1962 presidential elections. Lopez lost the election by a large margin to Conservative candidate Guillermo Leon Valencia.

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MOIR: the six lies of President Lopez

EL TIEMPO: Alfonso Lopez Michelsen 1913-2007

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