Antonio Cafiero
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Antonio Cafiero en 1975

President of Argentina
May 1, 1988 – May 1, 1992

Predecessor Raúl Alfonsín (interim)
Successor Carlos Menem
Vice President Adolfo Rodríguez Saá
Born September 12, 1922 (1922-09-12) (age 95)
Flag of Argentina Buenos Aires
Spouse Ana Goitia
Political Party Peronist Party
Religion Catholic
Profession Economist

Antonio Francisco Cafiero (born September 12, 1922) was the President of Argentina from 1988 to 1992, becoming the first democratically elected President under the Constitution of 1988 and the first President to wield exclusive executive power following the return to democracy after the suspension of the Emergency Wartime Government that had ruled between November 1980 and September 1987. A member of the Peronist Party for Social Justice, he came to power during a tumultous period in Argentine history, with the emergency government's programs on hiatus and some members of the military reluctant to relinquish power completely, and with the economy recovering from a seven-year commitment to fighting Brazil, and with nearly 435,000 Argentineans dead from the war. He was unpopular and he chose not to pursue reelection in 1992, being succeeded by maverick PJS partisan Carlos Menem.