Luis Beltrán Prieto Figueroa Politician

Luis Beltrán Prieto Figueroa (14 March 1902 – 22 April 1993), was a Venezuelan politician. A founder of Democratic Action and Minister of Education in its first government (1947–1948), he was a leader of Democratic Action after the restoration of democracy in 1958. He split from Democratic Action in 1967 when it tried to prevent his victory in district-level primary elections for the 1968 presidential race translating into Prieto Figueroa winning the nomination. He and a substantial group of supporters split from AD and founded the People's Electoral Movement, which he led until his death.

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Luis Beltrán Prieto Figueroa
Birth dateMarch 14, 1902
Birth place
Nueva Esparta , La Asunción
Date of deathApril 22, 1993
Place of death
Caracas , Venezuela