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Vice President of Nicaragua

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Vice President of Nicaragua is the second highest political position in Nicaragua. According to the current Constitution, the Vice President is elected on the same ticket, and at the same time, as the President.

Deputy Chief of State 1826-1838

As in other countries of Central American Federation, also Nicaragua had Head of State and Deputy Head of State. Deputy Head of State was first mentioned in the Constitution of 1826. The position had a great influence in important decision-making process of the Head of State. The position of Deputy Chief of State was removed in the Constitution of 1838. In case of vacancy in the presidency, a member of Senate would be elected to fill the vacancy.

Vice President of Nicaragua

The position of Vice President of the Republic existed legally in on four occasions:

- During Liberal Constitution between 1893 and 1896. President Zelaya abolished the position in 1896.

- During Conservative Constitution from 1911 to 1939.

- From 1962 to 1972 by constitutional reforms of Luis Somoza Debayle in 1962 and Rene Schick in 1966.

- After the new Constitution of 1987.

Gen. Anastasio Ortiz, was the first Vice President appointed by a Constituent Assembly. The Constitutional system of replacement of the President by the Vice President worked in 1923 when President Diego Manuel Chamorro was replaced by Bartolomé Martínez.

A list, albeit incomplete, of the office holders follows.[1]

Name Inaugurated Left Office Notes
Roberto Sacasa Sarria 1887 1889
Gen. Anastasio J. Ortiz Argeñal 15 Sept. 1893 9 Jan. 1894
Francisco Baca 1894 Feb. 1896
Adolfo Díaz Recinos Aug. 1910 1911
Gen. Corea 1912
Fernando Solórzano Jan. 1913 Dec. 1916
Nemesio Martínez Jan. 1917 Dec. 1920
Bartolomé Martínez González Jan. 1921 12 Oct. 1923 Martínez succeeded to the presidency
Juan Bautista Sacasa 1925 1926
Enoc Aguado Farfán 1929 1932
Rodolfo Espinosa R. 1932 June 1936
Francisco Navarro Alvarado Jan. 1937 March 1939
Mariano Argüello Vargas 22 Nov. 1947 1950

Silvio Argüello Cardenal and
Gustavo Raskosky and
Lorenzo Guerrero Gutiérrez

May 1963 Aug. 1966 Guerrero succeeded to the presidency

Silvio Argüello Cardenal and
Gustavo Raskosky

Aug. 1966 May 1967

Francisco Urcuyo Maliaños and
Alfonso Callejas Deshón

May 1967 May 1972
Vacant May 1972 Jan. 1985
Sergio Ramírez Mercado Jan. 1985 Apr. 1990
Virgilio Reyes Godoy Apr. 1990 1995 Resigned to pursue presidency
Julia de la Cruz Mena Rivera 1995 Jan. 1997
Enrique José Bolaños Geyer Jan. 1997 Oct. 2000 Resigned to pursue presidency
Leopoldo Navarro Bermúdez Oct. 2000 Jan. 2002
José Rizo Castellón Jan. 2002 2005 Resigned to pursue presidency
Alfredo Gómez Urcuyo 2005 Jan. 2007
Jaime Morales Carazo Jan. 2007 Jan. 2012
Moisés Omar Halleslevens Acevedo Jan. 2012 Incumbent


  1. ^ History of Vicepresidency

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