Irigoyen, Hipólito

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Irigoyen, Hipólito

(ēpō`lētō ērēgō`yān), 1850?–1933, Argentine political leader, president of the republic (1916–22, 1928–30). In 1896 he became the leader of the Radicals, a bourgeois reform party. By propaganda, and sometimes by insurrection, he opposed the conservative regime. The electoral reform of Roque Sáenz PeñaSáenz Peña, Roque
, 1851–1914, Argentine statesman, president of the republic (1910–14); son of an earlier president (1892–95), Luis Sáenz Peña.
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 enabled the Radicals in 1916 to replace the landowning oligarchy and to elect Irigoyen president. Ignoring congressional resolutions and public opinion, he maintained neutrality in World War I. Some reform measures were enacted during his administration but his efforts to increase Radical power led to forceful intervention in the provinces and produced much opposition. In 1922 he was succeeded by another Radical, Marcelo T. de AlvearAlvear, Marcelo Torcuato de
, 1868–1942, Argentine statesman and diplomat, president of the republic (1922–28). A member of the Radical party, he became minister to France after a victory of the Radicals in 1916 placed Irigoyen in the presidency.
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. Irigoyen was swept back into the presidency in 1928 with great popular acclaim, but his second administration, in the midst of economic depression, was so unpopular that he was overthrown and the oligarchy was reinstated (Sept., 1930).


See R. A. Potash, The Army and Politics in Argentina (Vol. I, 1969).

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To compound matters, they played a highly regressive role during the first radical government of Hipolito Yrigoyen (1916-22)-- the country's charismatic leader during most of the late 1920s--by severely limiting the latter's ability to deliver any economic and political concessions to the country's growing working class.
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5) In fact, on October 7, 1918, President Hipolito Yrigoyen approved a national decree that incorporated almost all of the reformist demands.
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