President of Guatemala

head of state and head of government of Guatemala

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.

President of the
Republic of Guatemala
Presidente de la República de Guatemala
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Incumbent
Jimmy Morales Cabrera

since 14 January 2016
Office of the President of Guatemala
National Security Council
StyleMr. President
(informal)
Most Excellent Mr. President of the Republic
(official)
His Excellency
(alternative formal, diplomatic outside of Guatemala)
Member ofCabinet
ResidenceNational Palace
SeatGuatemala City
AppointerSupreme Electoral Court
Term lengthFour years
non-renewable
Constituting instrumentGuatemala Constitution
Inaugural holderMariano Rivera Paz
FormationDecember 3, 1839
DeputyVice President of Guatemala
Salary146,950 GTQ monthly
($19,742 as of May 2018)[1]
Websitehttp://www.presidencia.gob.gt/

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 officeEdit

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 presidentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 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.