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
The most recent president to die was Álvaro Arzú (served 1996–2000), on 27 April 2018, at the age of 72.
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.