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Daniel Ortega
President of Nicaragua
Assumed office
10 January 2007
Vice President Jaime Morales Carazo
Omar Halleslevens
Rosario Murillo
Preceded by Enrique Bolaños
In office
10 January 1985 â€“ 25 April 1990
Vice President Sergio Ramírez Mercado
Preceded by Himself (Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction)
Succeeded by Violeta Chamorro
Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction of Nicaragua
In office
18 July 1979 â€“ 10 January 1985
Preceded by Francisco Urcuyo (Acting President)
Succeeded by Himself (President)
Personal details
Born José Daniel Ortega Saavedra
(1944-11-11) 11 November 1944 (age 72)
La Libertad, Nicaragua
Political party FSLN
Spouse(s) Rosario Murillo (1979–present)
Children 8
Religion Roman Catholicism

Conditions are ripe for triumph. We will win. And we will wield great power here.
Daniel Ortega
The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression. This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism.
Daniel Ortega
Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give us was very limited when it came to building up our army, since they didn't manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required. So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support.
Daniel Ortega
Without the United States, there simply would not have been an armed uprising in our country.
Daniel Ortega