Irigoyen, Hipólito

Irigoyen, Hipólito
or Hipólito Yrigoyen

born July 12, 1852, Buenos Aires, Arg.
died July 3, 1933, Buenos Aires

Argentine statesman and president (1916–22, 1928–30).

A lawyer, teacher, rancher, and politician, he became leader of the Radical Party in 1896. Working relentlessly for electoral reform, he succeeded in 1912 in securing a secret-ballot vote. When he was elected president in 1916, he passed measures regulating labour conditions but failed to enforce them, and a serious strike was violently broken in 1919. Corruption and the failure to implement democratic reforms cost him support after his return to power in 1928, and he was further weakened by the Great Depression. A nearly bloodless military coup ended his career.

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▪ president of Argentina
Irigoyen also spelled  Yrigoyen  
born July 12, 1852, Buenos Aires, Arg.
died July 3, 1933, Buenos Aires

      Argentine statesman who became his country's first president elected by broad popular suffrage. He was driven from office during his second term by a military coup in 1930.

      Irigoyen became a lawyer, teacher, rancher, and politician and in 1896 took control of the centre-left Radical Civic Union (Unión Cívica Radical; UCR) from its founder, his uncle Leandro N. Alem. His relentless effort to obtain free elections succeeded in winning from the conservative oligarchy the Sáenz Peña Law (1912). Under this provision for the secret ballot, he was elected president. During his term (1916–22) he and his Radical Party followers in Congress maintained Argentina's neutrality in World War I. Measures regulating labour conditions were also passed, but these were not strongly enforced, and in 1919 a serious strike, in part politically inspired, was violently broken by the government.

      Reelected overwhelmingly in 1928, despite the opposition of his former close associate, Marcelo T. de Alvear, who had served as president from 1922 to 1928, the increasingly senile Irigoyen lost his grip on affairs. Corruption and stagnation within his administration cost him much support, which went over to the opposition formed by his long-time conservative enemies. The Great Depression that began in 1929 further weakened his position, and a relatively bloodless conservative military coup in 1930 ended his career.

      Austere in personal life and obscure in many of his public declarations, Irigoyen failed to implement in Argentina the democratic reforms that he had advocated before reaching power.

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