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The Vice Presidents of Honduras, also known as Presidential Designates, officially the Designates to the Presidency (Spanish: Designados a la Presidencia) is the second highest political position in Honduras. According to the current constitution, the President and Vice-Presidents are elected in the same ticket. From 1957 to 2006 and from 2010 to present there are positions of first, second, and third Vice-President known as designados presidenciales, literally Presidential Designates.

Only during the Zelaya administration the Vice-Presidential position was held by one person, since the Congress reformed the Constitution in 2008 for that the Vice-Presidential charge would be held again by 3 persons. The position of "Vice President Commissioner" was created by former President Manuel Zelaya after Vice President Elvin Santos resigned in late 2008.[1]

A history of officeholders follows.[2]

Contents

1839-1954Edit

1957-1972 (Military Era)Edit

Term President First Presidential Designate Second Presidential Designate Third Presidential Designate Notes
1957–1963 Ramon Villeda Morales José Mejía Arellano Francisco Milla Bermúdez Juan Miguel Mejía [10]
1965–1971 Oswaldo López Arellano Ricardo Zúñiga Agustinus Horacio Moya Posas Napoleón Alcerro Oliva [11]
1971–1972 Ramón Ernesto Cruz Uclés René Bendaña Meza Eugenio Matute Canizales Tiburcio Carías Castillo [12]

Constitutional Vice Presidents (1982- )Edit

Presidential Designates (1982–2006)Edit

Term President First Presidential Designate Second Presidential Designate Third Presidential Designate Notes
1982–1986 Roberto Suazo Cordova Marcelino Ponce Martínez Céleo Arias Moncada Arturo Rendón Pineda [13]
1986–1990 José Azcona del Hoyo Alfredo Fortín Inestroza José Pineda Gómez Jaime Rosenthal Rosenthal left office in 1989[14]
1990–1994 Rafael Leonardo Callejas Jacobo Hernández Cruz Marco Tulio Cruz Roberto Martínez Lozano [15]
1994–1998 Carlos Roberto Reina Walter López Reyes Juan de la Cruz Avelar Leiva Guadalupe Jerezano Mejía Jerezano left office in 1997[16]
1998–2002 Carlos Roberto Flores William Handal Raudales Gladys Caballero de Arévalo Hector Vidal Cerrato Hernandez [17]
2002–2006 Ricardo Maduro Vicente Williams Agasse Armida Villela de López Contreras José Alberto Díaz Lobo

Vice-President and Presidential Commissioner (2006–2010)Edit

In 2005, the Honduran Congress reformed the Constitution for that the charge of Vice-President may be held by only one person.

Term President Vice President Notes
2006–2009 Manuel Zelaya Elvin Santos (27 January 2006 - 18 November 2008[18])


Unoccupied (18 November 2008 - 1 February 2009)[legal twerking problems]
Arístides Mejía (1 February 2009[19] - 28 June 2009)

Elvin Santos resigned to pursue presidency.


Arístides Mejía didn't fully occupy the charge, he was a Presidential Commissioner not a Vice-President since he was appointed by President Zelaya and not popularly elected; in other words, he was a minister without portfolio.[20][21] He was deposed on 28 June 2009.

2009–2010 Roberto Micheletti Unoccupied (28 June 2009 - 27 January 2010) President Roberto Micheletti didn't appoint any Presidential Commissioner (like Manuel Zelaya did with Aristides Mejía) while he was occupying the Honduran Presidency.

Presidential Designates (2010- )Edit

In 2008, before the Honduran Primary Elections, the three posts of Vice-Presidents were restored by order of the Supreme Court which deemed their replacement with a single Vice-President unconstitutional.[18]

Term President First Presidential Designate Second Presidential Designate Third Presidential Designate Notes
2010–2014 Porfirio Lobo Sosa María Antonieta Guillén Vásquez Samuel Armando Reyes Rendon Victor Hugo Barnica
2014–2018 Juan Orlando Hernández Ricardo Antonio Alvarez Arias Ava Rossana Guevara Pinto Lorena Enriqueta Herrera Estevez
2018–2022 Juan Orlando Hernández Ricardo Antonio Alvarez Arias Olga Margarita Alvarado Rodríguez María Antonia Rivera Rosales

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Short history of Vicepresidency
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