Gustavo Jiménez (Tarma, Peru, 5 April 1886 – 15 March 1933 in Lima) was a Peruvian colonel who served as Interim President of Peru, officially as the President of the Provisional Government Junta, in 1931.
|Interim President of Peru (President of the Provisional Government Junta)|
5 March 1931 – 11 March 1931
|Born||5 April 1886|
|Died||15 March 1933 (aged 46)|
Jiménez organised one of several uprisings that led to the fall of the government of Augusto B. Leguía. After the nomination of General Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro as the new provisional president, Jiménez kept his supporters under arms since he did not agree with the decision. Following the replacement of Sánchez Cerro with Ricardo Leoncio Elías Arias, Jiménez returned to Lima on 5 March 1931. After entering the presidential palace and a negotiation with Elías, Jiménez 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 Jiménez from the Navy, Jiménez turned power over to David Samanez Ocampo on 11 March.
- World Statesmen Leaders of Peru
- Council on Hemispheric Affairs website Peru Elections: The Military Issue
Ricardo Leoncio Elías Arias
| Interim President of Peru (President of the Provisional Government Junta)
March 5, 1931 – March 11, 1931
David Samanez Ocampo
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