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:
- 1. During Liberal Constitution between 1893 and 1896. President Zelaya abolished the position in 1896.
- 2. During Conservative Constitution from 1911 to 1939.
- 3. From 1962 to 1972 by constitutional reforms of Luis Somoza Debayle in 1962 and Rene Schick in 1966.
- 4. 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.
|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|
|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|
|May 1963||Aug. 1966||Guerrero succeeded to the presidency|
|Aug. 1966||May 1967|
|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|
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