Argentina returned to democracy with president Raul Alfonsin who was elected in 1983.
He governed from 1983 to 1989 and belonged to the political party called "Union Civica Radical".
1989 saw the return of peronism with the election of the colorful but astute Carlos Menem.
The president got even further media coverage by having public disputes with his wife, which were
only complemented by his love for cars and women.
As president, Menem did stabilize inflation and improved the ecomony in his 10 years in
office(he changed the re-election law in the constitution to enable himself to remain
in power longer). He also introduced dolarization, or pegging the peso to the US dollar at a 1
to 1 exchange rate. Unfortunately, this later became one of the reasons for Argentina's economic crisis of 2001.
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