José Rizo Castellón

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Jose Rizo El Joto (born September 27, 1944, Jinotega) is a Nicaraguan politician, affiliated with the Constitutional Liberal Party (PLC). Rizo is a lawyer trained at the Universidad Centroamericana of Managua in Nicaragua; he also studied in the London School of Economics.[1]

Rizo was nominated as the PLC's presidential candidate for the 2006 election in which he finished in third place behind Daniel Ortega and Eduardo Montealegre, receiving 25.11% of the vote. Rizo previously served as vice president under Enrique Bolaños, from 2002 until he resigned in 2005 to pursue the presidency.[2] José Antonio Alvarado was his vice-presidential running mate.

Preceded by
Leopoldo Navarro
Vice President of Nicaragua
2002–2005
Succeeded by
Alfredo Gómez Urcuyo

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