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Nicaragua Autonomous Regions

Autonomous Regions North Atlantic (Atlantico Norte) - South Atlantic (Atlantico Sur)

Party abbreviations: FSLN = Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (Sandinist National Liberation Front, socialist, est.1961); PLC = Partido Liberal Constitucionalista (Liberal Constitutionalist Party, liberal conservative, est.1968); Yatama = Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Aslatakanka ("Sons of Mother Earth", Miskito Indian regionalist, est.1988);
- Former parties:
UNO = Unión Nacional Opositora (National Opposition Union, anti-Sandinista coalition incl. PLC, 1990-1996)



North Atlantic Autonomous Region (Atlantico Norte)

[Autonomous Region of
                Atlantico Norte (Nicaragua)]

30 Oct 1987                Statute of Autonomy for the Regions of Nicaragua's 
                             Atlantic Coast passed.
 4 May 1990                Regional government takes office (Región Autónoma del
                             Atlántico Norte).

Coordinators of the Regional Government ("governors")
 4 May 1990 - 1992         Leonel Panting Wilson              (b. 1950)            UNO
1992 -  4 May 1994         Alfonso Smith Warman                                    Yatama
 4 May 1994 - May 1996     Marcos Hopintong Scott                                  Yatama
May 1996 -  4 May 1998     Stedman Fagoth Muller              (b. 1949)            PLC
 4 May 1998 -  4 May 2002  Alba Rivera de Vallejos (f)                             PLC
 4 May 2002 -  4 May 2006  Hurtado García Becker                                   Yatama
 4 May 2006 -  4 May 2010  Reynaldo Francis Watson                                 Yatama
 4 May 2010 -  4 May 2012  Mara Rivas William (f)                                  Yatama
 4 May 2012 -              Evelyn Taylor Irías (f)                                 Yatama+FSLN



South Atlantic Autonomous Region (Atlantico Sur)

[Autonomous Region of Atlantico
                Sur (Nicaragua)]

30 Oct 1987                Statute of Autonomy for the Regions of Nicaragua's 
                             Atlantic Coast passed.
 4 May 1990                Regional government takes office (Región Autónoma del
                             Atlántico Sur).

Coordinators of the Regional Government ("governors")
 4 May 1990 -  4 May 1994  Alvin Guthrie Rivers                                    UNO
 4 May 1994 -  4 May 1998  Rayfield Wayne Hodgson Bobb                             PLC
 4 May 1998 - Apr 2001     Randolph Noel Hodgson Jullit                            PLC
Apr 2001 -  4 May 2002     Rendell Hebbert Lopez                                   PLC
 4 May 2002 - 24 Aug 2002  Raúl Martínez Medina                                    PLC 
24 Aug 2002 - Sep 2004     Guy Crosby Cox Wallace                                  PLC
Sep 2004 -  4 May 2006     Alejandro Mejía Gaitán                                  PLC
 4 May 2006 -  4 May 2008  Paulo Santos Avendaño Zapata                            PLC
 4 May 2008 -  4 May 2012  Yadira Esperanza Flores Reyes (f)                       PLC
 4 May 2012 -              Domingo José Truesdale Hodgson     (b. 1956?)           FSLN







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