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Jose Napoleon Duarte
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World Leader
    (November 23, 1925-February 23, 1990)
    Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador
    Founding member of the Christian Democratic Party (1960)
    Mayor of San Salvador (1964-70)
    Head of the Revolutionary Government Junta ruling El Salvador (1980-82)
    President of El Salvador (1984-89)
    He got his first job working for his father-in-law's construction firm.
    He came to power in a coup.
    His administration was accused of corruption.
    His attempts to negotiate an end to El Salvador's civil war faltered.
    After his daughter Ines was kidnapped by guerrillas, he ticked off the military by ordering the release of 100 imprisoned rebels to obtain her freedom (1985).
    He was robbed of a victory by fraud in his first presidential election (1972).
    After a left-wing coup attempted to install him as president (March 25, 1972), he was arrested and beaten by the police, then forced into exile for seven years.
    His government offered a centrist democratic alternative to Communism and right-wing military dictatorship.
    He continued peace negotiations while being treated for terminal cancer.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 73.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 19 Votes: 89.47% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
 
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