Nicaragua is the largest country of Central America. Once under the Spanish Empire, Nicaragua gained its independence in 1821 and since then has established its independence. During the formative years, the country underwent a period of political and social unrest marked by dictatorship, fiscal crisis and poverty. A democratic republic, Nicaraguan is headed by the President, who serves as both the head of the state and head of the government. Executive powers lie with the President of Nicaraguan. Though proposal of switching from a presidential to a parliamentary system of affairs was offered, it was later rejected. Some of the prominent Nicaraguan leaders include Tomaz Martinez, Jose Vicente Cuadra, Adan Cardenas, Adolfo Diaz, Bartolome Martinez, Rene Schick and incumbent President Daniel Ortega. Violeta Chamorro was the first female president in Latin America, the second in North America and the 48th President of Nicaragua. Lila T. Abaunza served as the First Lady of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2007. Roger Calero was a prominent Nicaraguan American who ran for U.S. President in the 2004 presidential elections. With this segment, find out in details about the life and profile of Nicaraguan leaders.
Daniel OrtegaDaniel Ortega
11 November 1945
President of Nicaragua
Augusto César SandinoAugusto César Sandino
18 May 1895
Nicaraguan revolutionary Leader

Anastasio Somoza GarcíaAnastasio Somoza García
01 February 1896
President of Nicaragua

Violeta ChamorroVioleta Chamorro
18 October 1929
Political leader

Arnoldo AlemánArnoldo Alemán
23 January 1946
President of Nicaragua

Ernesto CardenalErnesto Cardenal
20 January 1925
Poet, Revolutionary, Politician, Priest
Enrique BolañosEnrique Bolaños
13 May 1928
Former President of Nicaragua

Anastasio Somoza DebayleAnastasio Somoza Debayle
05 December 1925
Politician