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Daniel Ortega
President of Nicaragua
Assumed office
10 January 2007
Vice President Jaime Morales Carazo
Omar Halleslevens
Preceded by Enrique Bolaños
In office
10 January 1985 – 25 April 1990
Vice President Sergio Ramírez Mercado
Preceded by Himself (Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction)
Succeeded by Violeta Chamorro
Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction of Nicaragua
In office
18 July 1979 – 10 January 1985
Preceded by Francisco Urcuyo (Acting President)
Succeeded by Himself (President)
Personal details
Born José Daniel Ortega Saavedra
11 November 1945 (1945-11-11) (age 74)
La Libertad, Nicaragua
Political party Sandinista National Liberation Front
Spouse(s) Rosario Murillo (1979–present)
Religion Roman Catholicism

José Daniel Ortega Saavedra (Spanish: [ðaˈnje̞l o̞rˈte̞ɣa]; born November 11, 1945) is a Nicaraguan politician. He has been President of Nicaragua since 2007.[1] He also served as President of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990.


  1. "Ortega wins Nicaraguan election", BBC News, 8 November 2006.

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