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Bolivian Congress Vote Overwhelmingly to Make Hugo Banzer the Next President

HeadlineAug 06, 1997

The Bolivian Congress voted overwhelmingly yesterday to make a retired general, Hugo Banzer, the next president, the last step before the former dictator’s inauguration today. General Banzer seized power in 1971 and presided over an authoritarian regime, until a coup in 1978 ousted him.

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