Nicaragua Heads of State

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Nicaragua Heads of State

See also Nicuragua Substates

1979 Member of Leadership Council of the Government-in-exile Violeta Barrios Torres de Chamoro
1979-1980 Member of the  Revolutionary Junta (July-April)
1990-97 Executive President and Head of the Cabinet, Minister of Defence (
Between 1979-90 Publisher of the opposition news-paper La Prensa after the murder of her husband, opposition leader Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal. (b. 1929- )

1990-91 3rd Deputy Head of State, the President of Asamblea Nacional Miriam Argüello Morales
Leader of a conservative party from 1985, In 1995 she was candidate for the Presidency of the congress

1995-97 Vice-President Julia de la Cruz Mena Rivera
In 1995 Secretary of the Asamblea Nacional

2017- Vice-President Rosario Murillo Zambrana
Presidential Delegate and President of the Council of Communication and Civil Society 2007-16. A poet, she married President Daniel Ortega after living with him for 27 years. (b. 1951-).


Last update 26.01.17