President of Guatemala
|President of the|
Republic of Guatemala
Presidente de la República de Guatemala
|Office of the President of Guatemala|
National Security Council
Most Excellent Mr. President of the Republic
(alternative formal, diplomatic outside of Guatemala)
|Appointer||Supreme Electoral Court|
|Term length||Four years|
|Constituting instrument||Guatemalan Constitution|
|Inaugural holder||Mariano Rivera Paz|
|Formation||3 December 1839|
|Deputy||Vice President of Guatemala|
|Salary||146,950 GTQ monthly|
($19,742 as of May 2018)
The President of Guatemala (Spanish: Presidente de Guatemala) officially known as the President of the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: Presidente de la República de Guatemala), is the head of state and head of government of Guatemala, elected to a single four-year term.
The job of President was created in 1839. From 1821 until 1839, the head of state of Guatemala was styled simply as Head of State (Spanish: Jefe de Estado).
Requirements to hold office[change | change source]
According to article 185 of the constitution, the following is required to be president:
- A Guatemalan of origin who is a citizen in good standing.
- Forty years of age.
Living former presidents[change | change source]
Vinicio Cerezo, 1986–1991
Jorge Serrano Elías, 1991–1993
Alfonso Portillo, 2000–2004
Óscar Berger, 2004–2008
Álvaro Colom, 2008–2012
Otto Pérez Molina, 2012–2015
Alejandro Maldonado, 2015–2016
Jimmy Morales, 2016–2020
References[change | change source]
- Rony Ríos (17 January 2017). "Jimmy Morales el presidente mejor pagado de Latinoamérica". elPeriódico. Archived from the original on 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.