Cabinet of Néstor Guillén

Néstor Guillén assumed office as the interim 40th President of Bolivia on 21 July 1946, and his mandate ended on 17 August 1946. A magistrate of the Superior District Court of La Paz, Guillén was chosen to lead an interim junta in the absence of the President of the District Court Tomás Monje, who was ill at the time, in the wake of the violent demise of President Gualberto Villarroel.

Guillén cabinet
Bandera de Bolivia (Estado).svg
112th Cabinet of the Republic of Bolivia
Néstor Guillén
Date formed21 July 1946 (1946-07-21)
Date dissolved17 August 1946 (1946-08-17)
People and organisations
PresidentNéstor Guillén
Vice PresidentVacant
No. of ministers6 (on 17 August 1946)
Member partyCaretaker government
PredecessorCabinet of Gualberto Villarroel
SuccessorCabinet of Tomás Monje (interim)

Guillén formed one cabinet three days after taking office, constituting the 112th national cabinet of Bolivia as part of the 1946–1947 Government Junta.[1]

Cabinet MinistersEdit

Cabinet of Bolivia
Interim Presidency of Néstor Guillén, 1946
Office Minister Party Prof. Term Days N.C[a] P.C[b]
President Néstor Guillén Ind. Law. 21 July 1946 – 17 August 1946 27
Vice President Office vacant throughout presidency
Secretary-General of the Junta Office blank 21 July 1946 – 6 August 1946
Roberto Bilbao la Vieja[2] Law. 6 August 1946 – 10 March 1947 216 112 1[c]
Minister of Foreign Affairs
and Worship

Minister of Education
and Indigenous Affairs
Aniceto Solares[3] PRG Dip. 24 July 1946 – 7 March 1947 226 112 1[c]
Minister of Government
and Justice
Minister of Public Works
and Communications
Cleto Cabrera García Mag. 24 July 1946 – 26 August 1946 33 112 1
Minister of National Defense Minister of Agriculture,
Livestock, and
Néstor Guillén Ind. Law. 24 July 1946 – 26 August 1946 33 112 1
Minister of Finance,
Statistics, and Economy
Luis Gosalvez Indaburu 24 July 1946 – 26 August 1946 33 112 1
Minister of Work, Health,
and Social Security
Aurelio Alcoba PIR Uni. 24 July 1946 – 10 March 1947 229 112 1[c]


On 24 July 1946, the civil junta which made up Néstor Guillén's cabinet was expanded to include representatives from the labor, student, and magistrate sectors. Minister of Finance Luis Gosalvez Indaburu, a partner in the law firm employed by Moritz Hochschild, would represent the universities while Foreign Minister Aniceto Solares would represent the teachers.[4][5] Aurelio Alcoba, the Secretary-General of the Trade Union Confederation of Bolivian Workers, was appointed Minister of Work and Social Security as the representative of the worker's unions.[4] Roberto Bilbao la Vieja, employed by the Asociacion de Industriales Mineros (Association of Mining Industrialists, a legal entity of the three tin magnates), was made Secretary-General.[1]

Many of the members of the junta held multiple cabinet positions, including Guillén himself who in addition to being president was Minister of Defense and Minister of Agriculture.[1] On 17 August, Tomás Monje assumed command of the junta. All of the members of Guillén's cabinet remained in office until Monje appointed his own ministers on 26 August. Alcoba, Solares, and Bilbao la Vieja would remain in their positions until the end of Monje's mandate.



  1. ^ Denoting which national cabinet the minister was originally a part of.
  2. ^ Denoting which presidential cabinet the minister was originally a part of.
  3. ^ a b c Held over into the Monje cabinet.


  1. ^ a b c Gisbert 2003, pp. 346–347.
  2. ^ "canciller". 6 December 2015. Archived from the original on 6 December 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  3. ^ "canciller". 19 February 2013. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Diary of a Successful Revolution" (PDF). The Foreign Service Journal: 56. 21 July 1946.
  5. ^ Kohl, James (26 November 2020). Indigenous Struggle and the Bolivian National Revolution: Land and Liberty!. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-000-21005-7.