Enrique José Bolaños Geyer is a Nicaraguan former politician who served as President of Nicaragua from January 10, 2002 to January 10, 2007. He received his education in the United States, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Saint Louis University in 1962. Bolaños served as vice president under his predecessor, Arnoldo Alemán. On November 4, 2001 he defeated Daniel Ortega of the Sandinista National Liberation Front party in the presidential elections and was sworn in as president on January 10, 2002. He was a member of the Constitutional Liberal Party until he broke with it to help form the Alliance for the Republic. At the beginning of his term, he led an anti-Corruption campaign against his predecessor and the head of the PLC Arnoldo Alemán.
|Born||May 13, 1928, Masaya, Nicaragua|
|Political party||Constitutionalist Liberal Party, Alliance for the Republic|
|Spouse(s)||Lila Abaunza (deceased)|
|Alma mater||Saint Louis University|
|Vice President||José Rizo Castellón (2002–2005), Alfredo Gómez Urcuyo (2005–2007)|
|Preceded by||Arnoldo Alemán|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Ortega|
He was the President of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2007 and is one of the wealthiest Nicaraguans due to his cotton and real estate money.
He attended Saint Louis University for industrial engineering.
He ran a nonprofit educational foundation after he retired from politics. After marrying he began his cotton agribusiness and developed SAIMSA, or Industrial Agricultural Services of Masaya.
He was married to Lila T. Abaúnza in 1949 and they raised five children, though three of them died.
He turned over the presidency to Daniel Ortega in 2007, though he defeated him in a previous election for vice president.
- Vice Presidents of Nicaragua
- Constitutionalist Liberal Party politicians
- Presidents of Nicaragua
- Recipients of the Order of Brilliant Star
- Saint Louis University alumni
Latest information about Enrique Bolanos updated on May 05, 2021.