Juan José Arévalo
Juan José Arévalo Bermejo
(10 September 1904 – 8 October 1990) was a Guatemalan professor of philosophy who became Guatemala's first democratically elected president
in 1945. He was elected following a popular uprising against the United States-backed dictator Jorge Ubico
that began the Guatemalan Revolution
. He remained in office until 1951, surviving 25 coup attempts. He did not contest the election of 1951, instead choosing to hand over power to Jacobo Árbenz
. As president, he enacted several social reform policies, including an increase in the minimum wage and a series of literacy programs. He also oversaw the drafting of a new constitution in 1945.
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