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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 67 Alfonso Antonio Portillo Cabrera is a Guatemalan politician who served as President of Guatemala from 2000 to 2004. He took office on 14 January 2000, representing the Guatemalan Republican ...more

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Carlos Enrique Díaz de León is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Carlos Enrique Díaz de León Carlos Enrique Díaz de León was the provisional President of Guatemala from 27 June 1954 to 28 June 1954. He was replaced by a military junta led by Elfegio Monzón. Carlos ...more

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Edmond Mulet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Edmond Mulet age 67 Edmond Mulet is a Guatemalan diplomat. He is currently the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations. He was appointed to this position by the United Nations ...more

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Jacobo Árbenz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Died at 58 (1913-1971) Colonel Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán was a Guatemalan military officer and progressive politician who served as Defense Minister of Guatemala from 1944 to 1951, and as President of ...more

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Jacobo Arbenz Villanova is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Jacobo Arbenz Villanova age 72 Jacobo Arbenz Vilanova is a politician in Guatemala. He is the son of former progressive Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán, who was overthrown in a CIA sponsored coup ...more

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Jorge Ubico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Jorge Ubico Died at 68 (1878-1946) Jorge Ubico y Castañeda was the authoritarian ruler of Guatemala from 14 February 1931 to 4 July 1944. A general in the Guatemalan army, he was elected to the presidency in 1931, in an ...more

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José Bernardo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
José Bernardo Escobar Died at 52 (1797-1849) José Bernardo Escobar was interim President of Guatemala from 28 November 1848 to 1 January 1849. Escobar assumed duties when Juan Antonio Martínez was unable to maintain peace and ...more

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José María Reina Andrade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
José María Reina Andrade Died at 87 (1860-1947) José María Reina Andrade was the acting President of Guatemala from 2 January 1931 to 14 February 1931. Reina Andrade was appointed by the Congress of Guatemala on December 31, ...more

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Juan Antonio Martínez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Juan Antonio Martínez Juan Antonio Martínez was interim President of Guatemala from 16 August 1848—28 November 1848. Martinez was elected due to the resignation of President José Rafael Carrera Turcios ...more

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Juan Federico Ponce Vaides is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Juan Federico Ponce Vaides Died at 67 (1889-1956) Juan Federico Ponce Vaides was the acting President of Guatemala from 4 July 1944 to 20 October 1944. He was overthrown by a popular uprising in October 1944 that began the Guatemalan ...more

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Juan José Arévalo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Died at 86 (1904-1990) Juan José Arévalo Bermejo was a professor of philosophy who became Guatemala's first democratically elected president in 1944. He was elected following a popular uprising against ...more

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Lázaro Chacón González is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Lázaro Chacón González Died at 58 (1873-1931) Lázaro Chacón González was the acting President of Guatemala from 26 September 1926 to 18 December 1926 and President of Guatemala from 19 December 1926 to 2 January 1931. ...more

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Manuel Baldizón is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Manuel Baldizón age 48 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 Died at 56 (1800-1856) Mariano Paredes 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 ineffective ...more

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Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Died at 87 (1895-1982) General José Miguel Ramón Ydígoras Fuentes was President of Guatemala from 2 March 1958 to 31 March 1963. He took power following the murder of Colonel Carlos Castillo ...more

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Otto Pérez Molina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Otto Pérez Molina age 68 Otto Fernando Pérez Molina is a Guatemalan politician and retired military officer who has been President of Guatemala since January 14, 2012. Standing as the Patriotic Party candidate, ...more

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Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Died at 49 (1960-2009) Rodrigo Rosenberg Marzano was a Guatemalan attorney. Before his death, Rosenberg recorded a video message saying if he were murdered, Álvaro Colom Caballeros, President of Guatemala, ...more

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Sandra Torres is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Sandra Torres age 63 Sandra Julieta Torres Casanova is the former First Lady of Guatemala. Along with her ex-husband, President Alvaro Colom Caballeros, she is of Guatemalan nationality, originally from the county ...more

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Vinicio Cerezo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
Vinicio Cerezo age 76 Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo is a Guatemalan politician. He served as President of Guatemala from 14 January 1986 to 14 January 1991. He was the first president of the modern democratic