Alberto Pedro Demicheli Lizaso
(August 7, 1896 – October 12, 1980) was a Uruguayan political figure
. Demicheli was the President of Uruguay
as an interim measure in 1976.
He was a noted jurist and economist and previously served as Interior Minister
under President Gabriel Terra
A member of the Colorado Party
, Demicheli was one of a number of civilians who participated in the civilian-military administration which took office following President Juan Maria Bordaberry
President of Uruguay
He succeeded Bordaberry as President
in July 1976,He attained the age of 80 during his brief period as President
. While in office he adopted measures designed to liberalize the economy.
Demicheli was a relative moderate within the civilian-military administrations which ruled Uruguay
between 1973 and 1985, in that, although he was known for measures deemed repressive by democracy
advocates opposed to the government, he dissented with his military colleagues regarding the extent to which former political figures should be proscribed from pursuing political activities: this is believed to have hastened the end of his short term of office as President of Uruguay
Demicheli handed over his Presidential office to Aparicio Méndez
in September 1976, who was still serving as President when Demicheli died in 1980.
As with his predecessor Juan Maria Bordaberry
, some observers would argue that the close links between leading Colorado party figures... Read More