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Famous Politicians from Guatemala

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List of famous politicians from Guatemala, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Guatemalan politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Guatemalan politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Guatemala and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Guatemala, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Alfonso Portillo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Alfonso Portillo Age: 68

Birthplace: Zacapa, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera (born September 24, 1951) is a Guatemalan politician who served as President of Guatemala from 2000 to 2004. He took office on January 14, 2000, representing the ...more
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Carlos Enrique Dí... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Carlos Enrique Díaz de León

Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Carlos Enrique Díaz de León was the provisional President of Guatemala from 27 June to 29 June 1954. He was replaced by a military junta led by Elfego Monzón. Carlos Enrique ...more
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Edmond Mulet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Edmond Mulet Age: 68

Nationality: Guatemala

Edmond Auguste Mulet Lesieur (born 13 March 1951) is a Guatemalan diplomat. He was appointed Head of the independent three-member panel to lead the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical ...more
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Jacobo Árbenz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Dec. at 58 (1913-1971)

Birthplace: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Juan Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán (Spanish pronunciation: [xuan xaˈkoβo ˈaɾβenz ɣuzˈman]; September 14, 1913 – January 27, 1971) was a Guatemalan military officer and politician who served ...more
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Jacobo Arbenz Villanova ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Jacobo Arbenz Villanova Age: 73

Nationality: Guatemala

Jacobo Arbenz Vilanova (born 13 November 1946) is a politician in Guatemala. He is the son of former progressive Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán, who was overthrown in a CIA ...more
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Jorge Ubico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Jorge Ubico Dec. at 68 (1878-1946)

Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Jorge Ubico Castañeda (10 November 1878 – 14 June 1946), nicknamed Number Five or also Central America's Napoleon, was a Guatemalan dictator. A general in the Guatemalan army, he was ...more
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José Bernardo Esc... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
José Bernardo Escobar Dec. at 52 (1797-1849)

Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

José Bernardo Escobar (20 October 1797 - 20 March 1849) was interim President of Guatemala from 28 November 1848 to 1 January 1849. Escobar assumed duties when Juan Antonio ...more
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José María... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
José María Reina Andrade Dec. at 87 (1860-1947)

Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

José María Reina Andrade (1 November 1860 – 25 April 1947) was the acting President of Guatemala from 2 January 1931 to 14 February 1931. Reina Andrade was appointed by the ...more
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Juan Antonio Martí... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Juan Antonio Martínez

Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Juan Antonio Martínez was interim President of Guatemala from 16 August 1848 to 28 November 1848. Martinez was elected due to the resignation of President José Rafael Carrera ...more
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Juan Federico Ponce Vaid... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Juan Federico Ponce Vaides Dec. at 67 (1889-1956)

Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Juan Federico Ponce Vaides (26 August 1889 – 16 November 1956) was the acting President of Guatemala from 4 July 1944 to 20 October 1944. He was overthrown by a popular uprising on the 20th of ...more
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Juan José Ar&eacu... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Dec. at 86 (1904-1990)

Birthplace: Taxisco, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Juan José Arévalo Bermejo (10 September 1904 – 8 October 1990) was a professor of philosophy who became Guatemala's first democratically elected president in 1945. He was elected ...more
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Lázaro Chac&oacut... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Lázaro Chacón González Dec. at 58 (1873-1931)

Birthplace: Teculután

Nationality: Guatemala

Lázaro Chacón González (June 27, 1873 – April 9, 1931) was the acting President of Guatemala from 26 September 1926 to 18 December 1926 and President of Guatemala from 19 ...more
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Manuel Baldizón ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Manuel Baldizón Age: 49

Birthplace: Flores, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Dr. Manuel Antonio Baldizón Méndez is a Guatemalan politician, lawyer, and hotel entrepreneur. He is the leader of the Renewed Democratic Liberty party, and was a candidate in the ...more
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Mariano Paredes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Mariano Paredes Dec. at 56 (1800-1856)

Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Mariano Paredes (1800—1856) was President of Guatemala from January 1, 1849 to November 6, 1851 as a compromise chief of state. Paredes, an army colonel, came to power after Rafael Carrera was ...more
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Miguel Ydígoras F... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Dec. at 87 (1895-1982)

Birthplace: Retalhuleu, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

General José Miguel Ramón Ydígoras Fuentes (17 October 1895 – 27 October 1982) was the conservative President of Guatemala from 1958 to March 1963. He was also the main ...more
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Otto Pérez Molina... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Otto Pérez Molina Age: 69

Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Otto Fernando Pérez Molina (born 1 December 1950) is a Guatemalan politician and retired military officer, who was President of Guatemala from 2012 to 2015. Standing as the Patriotic ...more
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Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzan... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Dec. at 49 (1960-2009)

Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano (November 28, 1960 – May 10, 2009) was a Guatemalan attorney. Before his death, Rosenberg recorded a video message saying if he were murdered, Álvaro Colom ...more
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Sandra Torres is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Sandra Torres Age: 64

Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Sandra Julieta Torres Casanova (locally ['sandɾa xu'lieta 'tores kasa'noba]) is a Guatemalan politician who was First Lady of Guatemala from 2008 to 2011 and was a candidate for President in the ...more
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Vinicio Cerezo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Vinicio Cerezo Age: 77

Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo (born December 26, 1942) is a Guatemalan politician. He served as President of Guatemala from January 14, 1986 to January 14, 1991. He was the first president ...more