Pedro Carmona

Pedro Carmona
President of Venezuela
In office
12 April 2002 - 13 April 2002
Vice PresidentDiosdado Cabello
Preceded byHugo Chסvez
Succeeded by Diosdado Cabello (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1941-07-06) 6 July 1941 (age 76)
Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela
Alma materUniversidad Cat׳lica Andres Bello


Pedro Francisco Carmona Estanga is a former Venezuelan trade firm leader who was simply briefly installed as Leader of Venezuela instead of Hugo Chávez, following attempted army coup on Apr 2002.


Carmona was created on July 6, 1941, in Barquisimeto, 155 mls southwest of Caracas. He continues to be wedded 25 years and provides one child.An economist knowledgeable at Andrés Bello Catholic School in Caracas and in Belgium, he headed a big petrochemical company, Venoco, that procedures automotive oils. A significant stockholder in the business, Carmona resigned as its leader to perform Fedecámaras.

April 2002

The early a part of 2002 saw mass protests and an over-all strike by opponents of Hugo Chávez. On Apr 11, 2002, pursuing clashes between both followers and competitors of Chávez, Lucas Rincón, commander-in-chief from the Venezuelan MILITARY, announced inside a countrywide broadcast that Chávez experienced tendered his resignation from your presidency. While Chávez was taken to a military foundation and kept there, military market leaders appointed Carmona as the transitional Chief executive of Venezuela.When confronted with crowds of Chávez supporters taking towards the streets and under great pressure from some quarters from the armed service, Chávez was restored to office.During Carmona's 36-hour government, army officers kept Chávez and attemptedto power his exile. Additionally, protection forces executed raids without warrants and got some Chávez followers into guardianship illegally, including Country wide Set up deputy Tarek William Saab, an associate from the Chávez-aligned MVR, who was simply taken into defensive custody by protection forces after a big crowd had collected around his house, intimidating him and his family members. He happened incommunicado for many hours.Following the coup Carmona was placed directly under house arrest, but could gain asylum in the Colombian embassy after an anti-Chávez protest drew apart his security detail.


According for some resources, Colin Powell kept at least one ending up in the exiled Carmona in Bogotá in December 2002, through the Venezuelan general hit of 2002–03.

See also

Venezuela website Presidents of Venezuela Set of Venezuelans Carmona Decree