President of Nicaragua
Date of Birth: 11 November 1945
Birth Place: La Libertad, Nicaragua
Political Party: Sandinista National Liberation Front
Arrival in Power: 10 January 2007
Daniel Ortega was born in La Libertad, Nicaragua, in 1945. He is the current President of Nicaragua. He was active in the rebellion that saw the overthrow of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle in 1979. He was later elected president for the first time in 1985 and held this post until 1990. He was however defeated in the 1990 elections and also in the 1996 and 2001 elections. He finally won the 2006 elections and has been president since.
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Updated on: January 2nd, 2014