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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.

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Alexis Argüello is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
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Alexis Arguello was an actor, professional boxer and politician. ...more

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

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Anastasio Somoza Debayle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
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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 the National Guard, he was de facto ruler of the country from 1967 to 1979. He was the last member of the Somoza family to be President, ending a dynasty that had been in power since 1936. After being overthrown in an insurrection led by the FSLN, he fled Nicaragua in exile and power was ceded to the Junta of National Reconstruction. He was eventually assassinated while in exile in Paraguay. ...more

Birthplace: León, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

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Anastasio Somoza García is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Nicaragua
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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 until his assassination. Anastasio Somoza started a dynasty that maintained absolute control over Nicaragua for 44 years. The son of a wealthy coffee planter, Somoza was educated in the United States. After his return to Nicaragua, he helped oust President Adolfo Díaz. He became the foreign secretary and took the title of "General." With the help of the US Marine Corps, which occupied Nicaragua at the time, Somoza became the head of the National Guard. This gave him the power base to remove his wife's uncle, ...more

Birthplace: San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

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

Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua

Nationality: Nicaragua

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