Herrera Campins, Luis

Herrera Campins, Luis
▪ 2008
 Venezuelan politician
born May 4, 1925, Acarigua, Venez.

died Nov. 9, 2007, Caracas, Venez.
served (1979–84) as president of Venezuela during a time when the country's economic boom stemming from high oil prices (beginning in 1973) began to show serious defects. The measures that Herrera Campíns took to rein in inflation and the government's spiraling expenditures were ineffective, and his party lost the presidency in the elections held in late 1983. Herrera Campíns studied law at the Central University in Caracas. With Rafael Caldera, he founded (1946) the moderate Social Christian Party (also known as the Christian Democrats), which became the second largest political party in Venezuela (after the Democratic Action party) in the decades after World War II. In 1952 Herrera Campíns was arrested and sent into exile as a result of his activities against the dictatorial regime of Pres. Marcos Pérez Jiménez. Herrera Campíns returned to Venezuela after the overthrow of Pérez Jiménez in 1958 and was elected (1959) a member of the Chamber of Deputies (lower house of the parliament). Successively reelected, he served as chairman of the Social Christian faction in the parliament until his election in 1973 to the Senate. He also served (1969–77) as secretary-general of the Latin American Congress of Christian Democratic organizations.

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▪ president of Venezuela
born May 4, 1925, Acarigua, Venez.
died Nov. 9, 2007, Caracas

      politician who served as president of Venezuela from 1979 to 1984.

      Born into a middle-class family, Herrera Campíns was educated at a university in Caracas. With Rafael Caldera Rodríguez, he founded the Social Christian Party in 1946. This moderate party, also known as the Christian Democrats, became the second largest political party in Venezuela (after the Democratic Action party) in the decades after World War II. In 1952 Herrera Campíns was arrested and sent into exile as a result of his activities against the dictatorial regime of President Marcos Pérez Jiménez (Pérez Jiménez, Marcos). He returned to Venezuela after the overthrow of Pérez in 1958 and was elected a member of the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of parliament) in 1959. Successively reelected, he served as chairman of the Social Christian faction in parliament until his election to the Senate in 1973. He was also secretary-general of the Latin American Congress of Christian Democratic organizations from 1969 to 1977.

      Herrera Campíns was nominated as his party's presidential candidate in 1977 and went on to win the presidential election in 1978. He took office when the economic boom that Venezuela had enjoyed since world oil prices had quadrupled in 1973 had begun to show serious defects. The Christian Democrats did not have control of Congress, and the measures Herrera Campíns took to rein in inflation and the government's spiraling expenditures were ineffective. His party lost the presidency in the elections held in late 1983.

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