Valentin Paniagua Corazao was a Peruvian politician and former Interim President of Peru. Paniagua was elected by the Peruvian Congress to serve as interim president of the country after Alberto Fujimori was declared Morally Unfit by Peruvian Congress in November 2000.
As Interim President, his main task was to organize new elections, after which, in July 2001, he stood down from the presidency. Paniagua was a long time member and served as Secretary General of Accion Popular.
Paniagua's father was born in Bolivia but lived most of his life in Peru. Valentin Paniagua was born in Cusco and attended high school at Salesian School of Cusco. Then, he went on to study law at the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad in Cusco and later at the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos in Lima. He finished there, specializing in constitutional law. In the following years, he worked in his private practice as a lawyer and started a political career.
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"Valentin Paniagua, 69, Leader of Peru After Fall of Fujimori, Dies"
Biography by CIDOB Foundation
Article by Angus Reid Consultants dated April 21, 2005: Paniagua, Garcia Top Candidates In Peru
Guardian obituary, 18 October 2006
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