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Jesús Jiménez Zamora
He was popularly elected in 1863, but dissolved Congress two months into his term of office. During his presidency he granted asylum to former Salvadoran President Gen. Gerardo Barrios , as a result of which the other four Central American governments broke off diplomatic relations with Costa Rica.
He passed on the presidency democratically to José María Castro Madriz at the end of his mandate in 1866, only to overthrow him in a coup d'état two years later and assume the office of president for a second time. This second mandate, in turn, came to an end in a coup on 27 April 1870.
Jesús Jiménez Zamora was the father of three-time President Ricardo Jiménez Oreamuno.
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