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Zenon Noriega Aguero

Zenon Noriega Aguero was a Peruvian army general who formally was president of a military Junta for two months in 1950.

Noriega was born in Cajamarca in 1900 as the son of Wenceslao Noriega and Maria del Carmen Aguero. He served as Manuel A. Odria's deputy since Odria took power in a military coup in 1948. On June 1, 1950, Odria formally stepped down as president in order to pursue his candidacy in a presidential election in which he would be the only candidate. Noriega became president of the Junta until July 28, when Odria resumed power. Political historians concede that Noriega did not rule on his own, but followed Odria's commands.

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Speech to the Peruvian Congress on July 28th, 1950

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