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List of famous politicians from Nicaragua, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Nicaraguan 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 Nicaraguan politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List politicians include Anastasio Somoza García, Justo Abaunza and many more.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Nicaragua in order to get more information about each one.

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Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
Died at 57 (1952-2009) Alexis Arguello was an actor, professional boxer and politician.

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Anastasio Somoza Debayle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
Died at 55 (1925-1980) Anastasio Somoza DeBayle was a Nicaraguan politician and officially the 73rd and 76th President of Nicaragua from 1 May 1967 to 1 May 1972 and from 1 December 1974 to 17 July 1979. As head of ...more

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Anastasio Somoza García is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
Died at 60 (1896-1956) Anastasio Somoza García was officially the President of Nicaragua from 1 January 1937 to 1 May 1947 and from 21 May 1950 to 29 September 1956, but ruled effectively as dictator from 1936 ...more

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Arnoldo Alemán is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
age 72 José Arnoldo Alemán Lacayo was the 81st President of Nicaragua from 10 January 1997 to 10 January 2002.

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Benjamín Zeledón is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
Benjamín Zeledón Died at 33 (1879-1912) Benjamín Francisco Zeledón Rodríguez was a Nicaraguan lawyer, politician and soldier known under the posthumous title of National Hero of Nicaragua.

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Daniel Ortega is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
age 73 José Daniel Ortega Saavedra is a Nicaraguan politician who has been President of Nicaragua since 2007; previously he was leader of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, first as Coordinator of the ...more

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Ernesto Cardenal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
age 93 Reverend Father Ernesto Cardenal Martínez is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest, poet and politician. He is a liberation theologian and the founder of the primitivist art community in the ...more

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José María Estrada is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
José María Estrada Died at 54 (1802-1856) José María Estrada was the President of Nicaragua under Fruto Chamorro command to direct the war, from 12 March to 22 October 1855. Estrada was ratify as the provisional president, ...more

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Juan Bautista Sacasa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
Juan Bautista Sacasa Died at 72 (1874-1946) Juan Bautista Sacasa Sacasa was the President of Nicaragua from 1 January 1933 to 9 June 1936. He was the eldest son of Roberto Sacasa, 44th and 46th President of Nicaragua, and wife and cousin ...more

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Justo Abaunza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
Justo Abaunza Died at 96 (1777-1873) Justo Abaunza y Muñoz de Avilés was a Nicaraguan politician, and was twice temporary and acting 25th and 27th President of Nicaragua from 1 April to 5 May 1851 and again from 4 ...more

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Róger Calero is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
Róger Calero age 49 Róger Calero is a Nicaraguan American journalist and one of the leaders of the Socialist Workers Party. He was SWP candidate for President of the United States in 2004 and 2008, and for ...more

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Thaksin Shinawatra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
age 69 Thaksin Shinawatra is a Thai business tycoon turned politician. From 2001 to 2006 he was the Prime Minister of Thailand. The former police officer founded the mobile phone operator Advanced Info ...more

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Tomás Borge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
Tomás Borge Died at 82 (1930-2012) Tomás Borge Martínez was the last living co-founder of the Sandinista National Liberation Front in Nicaragua and was Interior Minister of Nicaragua during one of the ...more

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Violeta Chamorro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
age 89 Violeta Barrios Torres de Chamorro is a Nicaraguan political leader, former president and publisher. She became president of Nicaragua on April 25, 1990, when she unseated Daniel Ortega. She was ...more