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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
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Alfonso Portillo

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 Front, the party led by retired general and former military ruler Efraín Ríos Montt. ...more

Birthplace: Zacapa, Guatemala

Nationality: 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 Enrique Díaz was chief of the armed forces. Diaz was also a friend and successor of Guatemalan president Jacobo Árbenz. At the direction of the CIA and US Ambassador John Peurifoy, Díaz convinced Árbenz to resign the presidency. Military Government Board Colonel Carlos Enrique Diaz Colonel H. Elfego Monzón Colonel Jose Angel Sanchez Later the CIA decided that Díaz was too indulgent of Communists and he was forced to resign. He was later replaced by Elfegio Monzón, an officer in the national army who had opposed Árbenz. ...more

Birthplace: Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

Edmond Mulet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
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Edmond Mulet

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 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 2 June 2011. Previously, he was the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of mission of MINUSTAH, having assumed the functions of acting head of mission in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, in which the previous head of mission, Hédi Annabi of Tunisia, perished. Mulet served a previous term in this position between June 2006 and August 2007. Immediately prior to taking up his current post, he was United Nations Assistant ...more

Nationality: Guatemala

Jacobo Árbenz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Guatemala
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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 Guatemala from 1951 to 1954. He was a major figure in the Guatemalan Revolution. Árbenz was born in 1913 to a middle-class family, and graduated with high honors from a military academy in 1935. He served in the army until 1944, steadily rising through the ranks. During this period, he witnessed the United States backed dictator Jorge Ubico use the military to brutally suppress agrarian laborers. As an officer in the army, Árbenz himself was required to escort chain-gangs of prisoners. This process greatly radicalized ...more

Birthplace: Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Nationality: Guatemala

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