Francisco Flores Pérez

Francisco Flores Pérez

President of El Salvador
Born Oct 17, 1959

Francisco Guillermo Flores Pérez is an ex president of El Salvador. He led the country from June 1 1999 until June 1 2004 as a member of the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA).

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Francisco Flores Pérez.


1961 Birth Flores was born on January 17, 1961, in the city of Santa Ana, the capital of Santa Ana Department. … Read More


1989 28 Years Old Flores started his political career as a vice-minister for planning during Alfredo Cristiani's presidency in 1989.


1992 31 Years Old Later he served as a vice-minister of the Presidency, with functions as adviser of the head of state, and directed the plan of governmental action in accordance with the peace accords of January 1992 that ended fighting with the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) guerilla group.
1994 33 Years Old In the elections of March 20, 1994, Flores was elected to the Legislative Assembly and the new president, Armando Calderón, made him Secretary of Information of the Presidency.
1997 36 Years Old In 1997, Flores was elected as the President of the Legislative Assembly. … Read More
1998 37 Years Old On March 29, 1998, ARENA announced Flores as their candidate for the presidential election of the following year. … Read More
1999 38 Years Old At the age of 37 (the youngest chief executive on the continent at that time), Flores became the third consecutive president from ARENA by winning an outright majority in the elections in March 1999, and took office on June 1, 1999. … Read More


2001 40 Years Old Flores also had to deal with reconstruction efforts after two powerful earthquakes struck the country on January 13, 2001. … Read More
2003 42 Years Old Judge Marta Rosales asked Interpol for help in arresting Flores. He had been charged with mismanaging $15 million that was donated in 2003 by Taiwan's government during his presidency.
2004 43 Years Old Even before he left office, Flores had expressed his interest in running for the office of Secretary General of the Organization of American States, a post which was won in late 2004 by Miguel Ángel Rodríguez an ex-president from Costa Rica. … Read More


2014 53 Years Old A further charge of disobedience accused Flores of failing to show up for a meeting with a congressional commission investigating what happened to the money Taiwan donated. On September 6, 2014, it was announced that Flores had voluntarily surrendered to the local authorities after months in hiding. … Read More
2015 54 Years Old On December 3, 2015, Judge Miguel Angel Garcia ordered Flores to stand trial.
2016 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2016, Flores suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.
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