Francisco Sagasti

President of Peru


Francisco Rafael Sagasti Hochhausler (born October 10, 1944) is a Peruvian engineer, academic, and politician. He was the 62nd President of Peru from November 16, 2020 to 28 July 2021.[1][2]


Francisco Sagasti

Francisco Sagasti Hochhausler.jpg
62nd President of Peru
In office
17 November 2020 – 28 July 2021
Prime MinisterVioleta Bermúdez
Preceded byManuel Merino
Succeeded byPedro Castillo
President of Congress
In office
16 November 2020 – 26 July 2021
Preceded byRocío Silva-Santisteban (acting)
Manuel Merino
Succeeded byMirtha Vásquez (acting)
Maricarmen Alva
Spokesperson of the Purple Party in Congress
In office
16 March 2020 – 16 November 2020
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byDaniel Olivares
Member of Congress
In office
16 March 2020 – 26 July 2021
ConstituencyLima
Personal details
Born (1944-10-10) 10 October 1944 (age 77)
Lima, Peru
Political partyPurple Party (2017–present)
Other political
affiliations
Spouse(s)
Silvia Cristina de las Mercedes Charpentier Brenes
(m. 1993; div. 2005)
Children
  • Amanda Sagasti Charpentier (b. 1995)
Parents
  • Francisco Sagasti Miller
  • Elsa Hochhäusler Reinisch
ResidenceGovernment Palace
(Lima)
Alma mater
Signature
Website

In March 2020, he was elected as a Member of Congress for the Lima constituency.[3]

He is a founding member of the Purple Party.

PresidencyEdit

Following the removal of Martín Vizcarra, President of Congress Manuel Merino became President of Peru after a controvertial express impeachment due to allegations of "moral incapacity" (a 19th century concept for mental incapacity) considered a covert parliamentary coup by many people. After a week of violent repression of the massive protestsMerino resigned as the country's leader and Sagasti was elected by his fellow Congressmen to succeed Merino as president of Congress on the 16th November. The next day Sagasti succeeded him as acting President of Peru.

Sagasti is scheduled to conclude the presidential term on 28 July 2021. He would be eligible to seek election for a full term, however the Purple Party nominated Julio Guzmán as their candidate for the 2021 Peruvian general election, with Sagasti on the ticket as Second Vice President.[4][5][6]

His government coincided with the development of social conflicts such as the agrarian strike in Ica, Piura and La Libertad and Apurímac, which were resolved after the repeal of the so-called "Chlimper Law" that promoted investment in agriculture through meager labor benefits for workers from the field.[7][8] His government has called itself a “transitional and emergency government”.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sagasti, Francisco (November 15, 2020). "Francisco Sagasti - Biography and Resume". franciscosagasti.com. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  2. Dube, Ryan (November 16, 2020). "Peru's Congress Chooses Lawmaker Francisco Sagasti as Next President". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  3. "Conozca el perfil de los congresistas virtualmente electos y descubra toda su trayectoria política. Al 100% de actas contabilizadas. Fuente: Onpe". January 29, 2020. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  4. Sagasti, Francisco (November 15, 2020). "Francisco Sagasti - Biography and Resume". franciscosagasti.com. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  5. Dube, Ryan (November 16, 2020). "Peru's Congress Chooses Lawmaker Francisco Sagasti as Next President". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  6. "Elecciones 2021: Julio Guzmán oficializa su plancha presidencial en el Partido Morado". Noticias El Comercio. October 29, 2020.
  7. CORREO, NOTICIAS (2020-12-03). "Las Bambas: Se encienden las protestas en Apurímac | PERU". Correo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  8. CORREO, NOTICIAS (2020-12-03). "Corredor Minero del Sur bloqueado en medio de nueva protesta en Challhuahuacho | EDICION". Correo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-05-12.