Jorge Batlle Ibáñez

president of Uruguay (1927-2016)

Jorge Luis Batlle Ibáñez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxorxe ˈβaʎe iˈβaɲeθ]; Batlle; 25 October 1927 – 24 October 2016) was an Uruguayan politician and lawyer. He was a member of the Colorado Party. He served as the President of Uruguay from 2000 to 2005. He was thought to be one of the most popular presidents of Uruguay.[1]

Jorge Batlle
Jorge Batlle in 2003.
38th President of Uruguay
In office
1 March 2000 – 1 March 2005
Vice PresidentLuis Antonio Hierro López
Preceded byJulio María Sanguinetti
Succeeded byTabaré Vázquez
Senator of the Republic
In office
15 February 1995 – 15 February 1999
In office
15 February 1985 – 15 February 1989
Deputy of the Republic
In office
15 February 1958 – 15 February 1967
Personal details
Born(1927-10-25)25 October 1927
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died24 October 2016(2016-10-24) (aged 88)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Political partyColorado Party
Spouse(s)Beatriz Lamuraglia
Mercedes Menafra
ChildrenRaúl Lorenzo, Beatriz
OccupationLawyer, politician

Ibáñez died on the night of 24 October 2016 at a hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay from a cerebral hemorrhage after falling during an interview. He died one day short from his 89th birthday.

References change

  1. Greste, Peter (June 4, 2002). "Uruguay attacks Argentine 'thieves'". BBC UK. Retrieved 4 June 2002.

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