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Vice President of Honduras


Vice President of Honduras

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Vice President of Honduras is the second highest political position in Honduras. According to the current constitution, the President and Vice-President are elected in the same ticket. Previously, from 1957 to 2006 there were positions of first, second, and third Vice-President known as designados presidenciales, literally Presidential designates.

Only during the Zelaya administration the Vice-Presidential position was held by one person, since the Congress reformed the Constitution on 2008 for that the Vice-Presidential charge would be held again by 3 persons. The position of "Vice President Commissioner" was created by former President Manuel Zelaya after Vice President Elvin Santos resigned in late 2008.[1]

A history of officeholders follows.[2]


Term Vice President Notes
1895–1899 Manuel Bonilla [3]
1899–1903 José María Reina
1903–1907 Miguel R. Dávila [3]
1908 Máximo B. Rosales [4]
1908–1911 Dionysius Gutiérrez [4]
1912–1913 Francisco Bertrand [3]
1913–1915 Nazario Soriano [5]
1916–1919 Alberto Membreño Vásquez [5]
1920–1924 José María Ochoa [6]
1925–1929 Presentación Quezada [7]
1929–1933 Rafael Díaz Chávez
1933–1949 Abraham Williams Calderón [8]
1949–1954 Julio Lozano Díaz [9]

1957-1972(Military Era)

Term President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President 3rd Vice President Notes
1957–1963 Ramon Villeda Morales José Mejía Arellano Francisco Milla Bermúdez Juan Miguel Mejía [10]
1965–1971 Oswaldo López Arellano Ricardo Zúñiga Agustinus Horacio Moya Posas Napoleón Alcerro Oliva [11]
1971–1972 Ramón Ernesto Cruz Uclés René Bendaña Meza Eugenio Matute Canizales Tiburcio Carías Castillo [12]

Constitutional Vice-Presidents(1982- )

Vice-Presidents (1982–2006)

Term President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President 3rd Vice President Notes
1982–1986 Roberto Suazo Cordova Marcelino Ponce Martínez Céleo Arias Moncada Arturo Rendón Pineda [13]
1986–1990 José Azcona del Hoyo Alfredo Fortín José Pineda Gómez Jaime Rosenthal [14]
1990–1994 Rafael Leonardo Callejas Jacobo Hernández Cruz Marco Tulio Cruz Roberto Martínez Lozano [15]
1994–1998 Carlos Roberto Reina Walter López Reyes Juan de la Cruz Avelar Leiva Guadalupe Jerezano Mejía Jerezano left office in 1997[16]
1998–2002 Carlos Roberto Flores William Handal Raudales Gladys Caballero de Arévalo Hector Vidal Cerrato Hernandez [17]
2002–2006 Ricardo Maduro Vicente Williams Agasse Armida Villela de López Contreras José Alberto Díaz Lobo

Vice-President and Presidential Commissioner (2006–2010)

On 2005, the Honduran Congress reformed the Constitution for that the charge of Vice-President may be held by only one person.

Term President Vice President Notes
2006–2009 Manuel Zelaya Elvin Santos (27 January 2006 - 18 November 2008[18])

Unoccupied (18 November 2008 - 1 February 2009)[legal twerking problems]
Arístides Mejía (1 February 2009[19] - 28 June 2009)

Elvin Santos resigned.

Arístides Mejía didn't fully occupy the charge, he was a Presidential Commissioner not a Vice-President since he was appointed by President Zelaya and not popularly elected; in other words, he was a minister without portfolio.[20][21] He was deposed on 28 June 2009.

2009–2010 Roberto Micheletti Unoccupied (28 June 2009 - 27 January 2010) President Roberto Micheletti didn't appoint any Presidential Commissioner (like Manuel Zelaya did with Aristides Mejía) while he was occupying the Honduran Presidency.

Vice-Presidents (2010- )

On 2008, before the Honduran Primary Elections, the Honduran National Congress reformed the Constitution again so that the Vice-Presidential office may be occupied by 3 persons as it has been before.

Term President 1st Vice President 2nd Vice President 3rd Vice President Notes
2010–2014 Porfirio Lobo Sosa María Antonieta Guillén Vásquez Samuel Armando Reyes Rendon Victor Hugo Barnica
2014–2018 Juan Orlando Hernández Ricardo Antonio Alvarez Arias Ana Rossana Guevara Pinto Lorena Enriqueta Herrera Estevez


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  2. ^ Short history of Vicepresidency
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  18. ^ (in spanish)Elvin Santos renuncia a la Vicepresidencia
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  20. ^ (in spanish)Honduras: Impugnan cargo de Arístides por violentar preceptos constitucionales
  21. ^ (in spanish)Fiscalía investiga nombramiento de Arístides Mejía se determinará si la Presidencia violentó o no preceptos constitucionales
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