Gustavo Jimenez was a Peruvian colonel who served as President of Peru for six days in 1931.
Jimenez organised one of several uprisings that led to the fall of the government of Augusto B. Leguia. After the nomination of General Luis Miguel Sanchez Cerro as the new provisional president, Jimenez kept his supporters under arms since he did not agree with the decision. Following the replacement of Sanchez Cerro with Ricardo Leoncio Elias Arias, Jimenez returned to Lima on March 5, 1931. After entering the presidential palace and a negotiation with Elias, Jimenez became the new president, even though David Samanez Ocampo had been expected to take over presidential power that day.
Due to the continuing unrest in the country and strong resistance against Jimenez from the Navy, Jimenez turned power over to David Samanez Ocampo on March 11.
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