The World's First Female President
Isabel Peron Bio Details
Maria Estela Peron
Maria Estela Martinez
Also known as
María Estela Martínez De Perón
María Estela Martínez Cartas
Date of birth
La Rioja, Argentina
Personal Assistant (1955)
Vice President of Argentina (1973)
President of Argentina (1974)
Succeeded her husband, Juan Peron, as President of Argentina following his death in 1974 making her the world's first female president. She remained in office until 1976 when she was seized and placed under house arrest for 5 years by the military on suspicion of corruption. In 1981 she was convicted of corrupt practice and upon receiving parole fled to Spain. She was pardoned in 1983.
Historians believe as a leader she was manipulated by her ministers at a time of extreme violence and corruption in Argentina.
In 2007 an Argentine judge issued a warrent for her arrest on suspicion of permitting the military to commit human rights abuses during her presidency. She was arrested by Spanish police but released a few hours later. In 2008 a Spanish court ruled that she could not be extradited to face charges in Argentina as the charges 'did not constitute crimes against humanity'.
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Isabel Peron's husband was Juan Peron