Juan de Dios Martinez Mera, was a liberal politician, born on March 8, 1875. He passed away on October 27, 1955. After winning the elections Mera was elected President from December 5, 1932 until October 16, 1933, when the Congress removed him from his office because he did not yield to the interests of the legislators. On November 1, 1948, the same Congress publicly recognized that they made a mistake. Mera governed in a time when the country faced one of the toughest financial crises.