Government of Nicaragua

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Nicaragua is a country in Central America with constitutional democracy with executive, legislative, judicial, and electoral branches of government. The President of Nicaragua is both head of state and head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government.

Legislative power is vested in the National Assembly. The judiciary and electoral powers are independent of the executive and the legislature. The magistrates of both the Supreme Court (CSJ) and the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) are appointed by the President and ratified by the National Assembly.

Executive branch

The current composition of the Executive Branch includes President José Daniel Ortega Saavedra and the Vice-President Jaime Morales Carazo. The cabinet ministers and the directors of government agencies and autonomous entities are appointed by the President, then confirmed by the National Assembly.


Other entities of the Presidency

Ministries and dependent entities

Decentralized entities

Government-owned enterprises


Dependencies of the Presidency

Financial services

Public services

Legislative branch

National Assembly of Nicaragua

Judicial branch

Autonomous entities


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