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Efraín Ríos Montt
Montt during his trial
26th President of Guatemala
In office
March 23, 1982 – August 8, 1983
Preceded by Fernando Romeo Lucas García
Succeeded by Óscar Humberto Mejía Victores
Personal details
Born José Efraín Ríos Montt
June 16, 1926 (1926-06-16) (age 92)
Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Political party Guatemalan Republican Front
Spouse(s) María Teresa Sosa Ávila
Religion Pentecostal

José Efraín Ríos Montt (Spanish pronunciation: [efɾaˈin ˈri.os ˈmont]; born June 16, 1926) is a Guatemalan politician. He was President of Guatemala from 1982 to 1983.[1] An army general, his time in office was marked by the Guatemalan Civil War. Years later, he served as president of Congress.


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