Eric Arturo Delvalle
|President of Panama|
28 September 1985 –26 February 1988
|Vice President||Roderick Esquivel|
|Preceded by||Nicolás Ardito Barletta|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Solis Palma|
|First Vice President of Panama|
11 October 1984 –28 September 1985
|Preceded by||Carlos Ozores|
|Succeeded by||Roderick Esquivel|
Eric Arturo Delvalle Cohen-Henríquez
2 February 1937
Panama City, Panama
|Died||2 October 2015 78) (aged|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Political party||Republican Party|
Eric Arturo Delvalle Cohen-Henríquez (2 February 1937 – 2 October 2015) was a Panamanian politician. He served as Vice President under Nicolás Ardito Barletta. Following the disputed 1984 election, and after Barletta's forced resignation, Delvalle served as President of Panama from 28 September 1985 until 26 February 1988.
The Vice President of Panama is the second-highest political position in the Government of Panama. Since 2009, the position of Vice President has been held by only one person.
In 1988, he attempted to remove Manuel Noriega as head of the armed forces, but was himself deposed by the Legislative Assembly, going into hiding and eventually exile.
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Delvalle was born in Panama City.His brother Raúl is a former member of the National Assembly (1984–1989). His uncle Max Delvalle was the first Jewish president in Latin America (both were members of Kol Shearit Israel Synagogue). He belonged to the Republican Party founded by his family.
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In 1986, US Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs Elliot Abrams openly called on the Panamanian military to overthrow Noriega and suggested that it could lead to the restoration of military aid. The Delvalle government protested, filing a complaint with the Organization of American States; sixteen Latin American states joined Panama in condemning the US statement.
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After Noriega's indictment on 4 February 1988 by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, Delvalle unsuccessfully attempted to remove Noriega from his formal post as head of the Panamanian Defense Forces. Instead, Noriega's allies in the Legislative Assembly voted on 22 February to oust Delvalle as president, appointing Education Minister Manuel Solis Palma in his place.Delvalle then went into hiding with the help of the American government. Though initially stating that he intended to remain in Panama, Delvalle soon went into the exile in the US. The administration of US President Ronald Reagan refused to recognize the legitimacy of Delvalle's successors and continued to officially support the legitimacy of Delvalle's presidency until his term's official ending in late 1989.
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In 1994, he was pardoned by President Guillermo Endara for any crimes committed during the Noriega years.
Delvalle was married to Mariela Delvalle.He died on 2 October 2015 at the age of 78 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was given a State Funeral by the Government of Panama which was held at the Kol Shearith Israel Synagogue in Panama City.
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| First Vice President of Panama |
Nicolás Ardito Barletta
| President of Panama |