Manuel Robles Pezuela

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Manuel Robles Pezuela
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Provisional President of Mexico
by the Plan of Tacubaya
In office
24 December 1858 23 January 1859
Preceded by Félix Zuloaga
Succeeded by José Mariano Salas
Personal details
Born23 May 1817
Guanajuato, Guanajuato
Died23 March 1862 (aged 44)
Ciudad Serdán, Puebla
Political partyConservative

Manuel Robles Pezuela (23 May 1817 23 March 1862). He was unconstitutional provisional President of Mexico from 1858 to 1859 on the conservative side in the Mexican War of the Reform, serving by appointment of a military junta in opposition to the constitutional President Benito Juárez, who was the head of the liberal party.

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A military junta is a government led by a committee of military leaders. The term junta comes from Spanish and Portuguese and means committee, specifically a board of directors. Sometimes it becomes a military dictatorship, though the terms are not synonymous.


During the War of the French Intervention, Robles Pezuela was captured and shot under direct orders of Benito Juárez for siding with his enemy faction. [1]

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Preceded by
Félix Zuloaga
Provisional President of Mexico
24 December 1858 23 January 1859
Succeeded by
José Mariano Salas