Vice President of Nicaragua

The vice president of the Republic of Nicaragua (Spanish: Vicepresidente de la República de 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. The salary of the vice president has been 3,100 USD per month.[1]

Deputy Chief of State 1826–1838Edit

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 NicaraguaEdit

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

  1. During Liberal Constitution between 1893 and 1896. President Zelaya abolished the position in 1896, replacing it with a system of three Presidential Designates elected annually by the National Congress of Nicaragua.
  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 of the office holders follows.

Name Inaugurated Left Office President Notes
Roberto Sacasa Sarria April 1887 1 August 1889 Evaristo Carazo Presidential designate[2][3]
Gen. Anastasio J. Ortiz Argeñal 15 September 1893 9 January 1894 José Santos Zelaya [4][2]
Francisco Baca 1894 February 1896 José Santos Zelaya [4]
Adolfo Díaz August 1910 May 1911 Juan José Estrada [5][4]
Fernando Solórzano January 1913 December 1916 Adolfo Díaz [4]
Nemesio Martínez January 1917 December 1920 Emiliano Chamorro Vargas [4]
Bartolomé Martínez González January 1921 12 October 1923 Diego Manuel Chamorro [4] Martínez succeeded to the presidency
Juan Bautista Sacasa 1 January 1925 14 March 1926 Carlos José Solórzano [4]
Enoc Aguado Farfán 1 January 1929 1 January 1933 José María Moncada [4]
Rodolfo Espinosa Ramírez 1 January 1933 9 June 1936 Juan Bautista Sacasa [4]
Francisco Navarro Alvarado January 1937 March 1939 Anastasio Somoza García [4]
Mariano Argüello Vargas 22 November 1947 May 1950 Víctor Manuel Román y Reyes [4]
Silvio Argüello Cardenal, Gustavo Raskosky and Lorenzo Guerrero Gutiérrez 1 May 1963 4 August 1966 René Schick [4] Guerrero succeeded to the presidency
Silvio Argüello Cardenal and Gustavo Raskosky 4 August 1966 1 May 1967 Lorenzo Guerrero Gutiérrez [4]
Francisco Urcuyo Maliaños, Alfonso Callejas Deshón 1 May 1967 1 May 1972 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [4]
Vacant 1 May 1972 10 January 1985
Sergio Ramírez Mercado 10 January 1985 25 April 1990 Daniel Ortega [4]
Virgilio Godoy 25 April 1990 October 1995 Violeta Chamorro [4] Resigned to pursue presidency
Julia Mena October 1995 10 January 1997 Violeta Chamorro [4]
Enrique Bolaños 10 January 1997 October 2000 Arnoldo Alemán [4] Resigned to pursue presidency
Leopoldo Navarro Bermúdez October 2000 10 January 2002 Arnoldo Alemán [4]
José Rizo Castellón 10 January 2002 October 2005 Enrique Bolaños [4] Resigned to pursue presidency
Alfredo Gómez Urcuyo October 10, 2005 10 January 2007 Enrique Bolaños [4]
Jaime Morales Carazo 10 January 2007 10 January 2012 Daniel Ortega [4]
Omar Halleslevens 10 January 2012 10 January 2017 Daniel Ortega
Rosario Murillo 10 January 2017 Incumbent Daniel Ortega

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Proponen reducir salario de otros cargos públicos nicaragüenses - LVDS". La Voz del Sandinismo (in Spanish). 26 January 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Elections and Events 1857-1906". library.ucsd.edu. Archived from the original on 2021-03-23. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2018-12-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "History of Vicepresidency". Archived from the original on October 25, 2008.
  5. ^ Powell, Anna Irion (1921). "Intervention by the United States in Nicaragua, 1898-1912".

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