Cceres, Andrs Avelino

Cceres, Andrs Avelino ndr?s v?l?n? ks?r?s [key], 1836??1923, president of Peru (1886?90, 1894). He was a commander in the war with Chile (see Pacific, War of the) and continued to wage guerrilla warfare long after Peru had been conquered. Bitterly opposed to the peace made by the government of Miguel Iglesias, Cceres attempted to seize control in 1884, but failed. Gathering more troops, he entered Lima in 1885 and forced Iglesias to hold an election. Cceres was chosen president. In 1894 his party forced congress to elect him president, but Nicols de Pirola soon overthrew the new government. Cceres later held important diplomatic posts.

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