Alan Gabriel Ludwig García Pérez was born on May 23, 1949, and died on April 17, 2019; he was a Peruvian politician who served as President of Peru from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011.
He was the head of the Peruvian Aprista Party and the only party member ever to have served as President.
Alan was the following member of the party to be elected president after the founder of the party.
His first term was, marked by a severe economic crisis, social unrest and violence. He ran unsuccessfully for the Presidency in 2001, losing in a run-off to Alejandro Toledo.
Alan ran again in 2006 and was elected to a second term, even though his first term in the 1980s was considered by many to have been disastrous.
Throughout Alan’s second term, due to the increase in metal prices, Peru averaged seven percent GDP growth a year, held inflation below three percent annually and collated Peru’s foreign exchange reserves at US$47 billion; however, his tenure also resulted in increased environmental damage, according to critics, and increased social conflict, according to the national human rights ombudsman’s office.
Alan Gabriel Ludwig García Pérez shot himself in his right temple as police officials were arranging to arrest him in matters relating to the Odebrecht scandal. He passed away hours later.