Nicaragua: Heads of State: 1825-1830

Jefe Supremo del Estado de Nicaragua
22 Apr 1825 - 22 Apr 1826 Manuel Antonio de la Cerda y Aguilar [1]
Vice Jefe del Estado de Nicaragua, encargado del Poder Ejecutivo [2]
22 Apr 1826 - 13 Aug 1826 Juan Argüello del Castillo y Guzmán [3]
Jefe Supremo del Estado de Nicaragua
13 Aug 1826 - 14 Sep 1827 Juan Argüello del Castillo y Guzmán (x) [4][5]
Jefe Provisional del Estado de Nicaragua
14 Sep 1827 - ? Dec 1827 Pedro Oviedo de Chinandega [5]
? Dec 1827 - 5 Aug 1828 rival authorities [5][6]
Jefe Supremo del Estado de Nicaragua
5 Aug 1828 - ? Apr 1829 Juan Argüello del Castillo y Guzmán (x) [5]
Encargado del Poder Ejecutivo
? Apr 1829 - 1 Mar 1830 Juan Espinosa

[1] By some sources confused with his grandnephew Manuel Antonio de la Cerda y Taborga; 22 Apr 1826 is the effective date of the Constitution, and the notional end of term of De la Cerda; but see [3]
[2] Style in official use; the style prescribed by the Constitution is Segundo Jefe del Estado de Nicaragua.
[3] Acted in the same capacity from ? Nov 1825 for De la Cerda, suspended. Some historians regard this suspension as a removal from office, creating a vacancy.
[4] Consejero Jefe del Estado de Nicaragua, encargado del Poder Ejecutivo (in dissidence, at Granada)
  17 Sep 1826 - 26 Feb 1827 Pedro Benito Pineda
[5] Jefe Supremo del Estado de Nicaragua (in dissidence except at León and Granada)
  27 Feb 1827 - 7 Nov 1828 Manuel Antonio de la Cerda y Aguilar (x)
[6] Both contemporaries and historians mention Juntas Gubernativas at León and at Granada, but agree that the situation is chaotic and is resolved only by the election on 31 Oct 1829 of a Jefe Supremo del Estado de Nicaragua imposed by the Federal Government.
Last updated on: 03 Apr 2010 01:00:10