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NICARAGUA

Nicaragua is a constitutional democracy with executive, legislative, judicial, and electoral branches of government. In 1995, the executive and legislative branches negotiated a reform of the 1987 Sandinista constitution which gave impressive new powers and independence to the legislature--the National Assembly--including permitting the Assembly to override a presidential veto with a simple majority vote and eliminating the president's ability to pocket veto a bill. Both the president and the members of the unicameral National Assembly are elected to concurrent five-year terms. The National Assembly consists of 90 deputies elected from party lists drawn at the department and national level, plus the defeated presidential candidates who obtained a minimal quotient of votes.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Bolanos, Enrique
Vice President Rizo, Jose
Min. of Agriculture & Forestry Navarro, Jose Augusto "Tuto"
Min. of Defense Guerra, Jose Adan
Min. of Education, Culture, & Sports De Franco, Silvio, Dr.
Min. of Environment & Natural Resources Salazar, Jorge Jr.
Min. of Family Barillas, Natalia
Min. of Finance & Public Credit Montealegre, Eduardo
Min. of Foreign Affairs Caldera, Norman
Min. of Government Harding, Arturo
Min. of Health  
Min. of Industry, Development, & Trade Arana, Mario
Min. of Labor Gurdian, Virgilio
Min. of Tourism Narvaez, Ausberto
Min. of Transportation & Infrastructure Solorzano, Pedro
Attorney General Herdocia Lacayo, Oscar
Prosecutor General Centeno, Julio
Pres., Central Bank Alonso, Mario
Ambassador to the US Ulvert, Carlos
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Sevilla Somoza, Eduardo