List of Governors and Presidents of Honduras

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The President of Honduras is the head of state and government of the nation, he is officially identified as the Constitutional President of the Republic of Honduras in accordance with the provisions of the 1982 Honduran Constitution.

First woman president in Honduras

Honduras made history and elected its first President, Mrs. Xiomara Castro de Zelaya, on November 28, 2021 , to govern the destinies of the nation for the period 2022-2026. She is a founding member of the Libertad y Refundación (Libre) Party, and the wife of President Mel Zelaya.

Heads of State period from 1824 to 1839

NoPresidentStartEndParty
1Dionisio de HerreraSeptember 16, 1824May 10, 1827Liberal
2Justo MillaMay 10, 1827November 11, 1827Conservative
3Anacleto Bendaña «Cleto»November 11, 1827September 30, 1827Liberal
4Miguel Eusebio BustamanteSeptember 30, 1827October 30, 1827Liberal
5José Jerónimo Zelaya FiallosOctober 30, 1827November 27, 1827Liberal
6Francisco MorazánNovember 27, 1827
December 2, 1829
March 7, 1829
July 28, 1830
Liberal
7Diego VigilMarch 7, 1829December 2, 1829Liberal
8José Santos Díaz del ValleJuly 28, 1830March 12, 1831Conservative
9José Antonio MárquezMarch 12, 1831March 26, 1832Conservative
10José Francisco Milla GuevaraMarch 26, 1832January 7, 1833Conservative
11Joaquín Rivera BragasJanuary 7, 1833December 31, 1836Independent
12José María Martínez SalinasJanuary 1, 1837
September 3, 1838
May 28, 1837
November 12, 1838
Independent
13Justo Vicente José de Herrera y Díaz del ValleMay 28, 1837October 3, 1838Conservative
14José Lino MatuteNovember 12, 1838January 10, 1839Conservative
15Juan Francisco de MolinaJanuary 9, 1839April 12, 1839Liberal

Presidents of the 19th century period from 1839 to 1889

NoPresidentStartEndParty
1José Francisco Zelaya y AyesSeptember 21, 1839January 1, 1841Liberal
2Francisco FerreraJanuary 1, 1841
February 23, 1843
December 31, 1842
December 31, 1844
Conservative
3Gobierno Provisional – Consejo de MinistrosJanuary 1, 1843January 8, 1845Conservative/Liberal
4Coronado ChávezJanuary 8, 1845January 1, 1847Conservative
5Juan LindoFebruary 12, 1847February 1, 1852Conservative
6José Trinidad CabañasMarch 1, 1852October 18, 1855Liberal
7José Santiago Bueso SotoOctober 18, 1855November 8, 1855Liberal
8Francisco de AguilarNovember 8, 1855February 17, 1856Liberal
9José Santos GuardiolaFebruary 17, 1856January 11, 1862Conservative
10José Francisco Montes FonsecaJanuary 11, 1862
December 11, 1862
February 4, 1862
September 7, 1863
Conservative
11Victoriano Castellanos CortésFebruary 4, 1862December 11, 1862Conservative
12José María MedinaSeptember 7, 1863
September 29, 1865
March 15, 1864
December 16, 1875
August 12, 1876
December 31, 1863
February 1866
July 26, 1872
June 8, 1876
August 27, 1876
Conservative
13Francisco InestrozaDecember 31, 1863March 15, 1864Conservative
14Florencio XatruchMarch 26, 1871May 17, 1871Military
15Carlos Céleo Arias LópezJuly 26, 1872January 13, 1874Liberal
16Ponciano Leiva MadridJanuary 13, 1874
November 30, 1891
June 8, 1876
August 7, 1893
Conservative
17Gobierno Provisional – Consejo de MinistrosJune 8, 1876August 12, 1876Conservative/Liberal
18Marco Aurelio SotoAugust 27, 1876October 19, 1883Liberal
19Gobierno Provisional – Consejo de MinistrosOctober 19, 1883November 30, 1883Conservative/Liberal
20Luis Bográn BarahonaNovember 30, 1883November 30, 1891Liberal
21Ponciano Leiva MadridJanuary 13, 1874
November 30, 1891
June 8, 1876
August 7, 1893
Conservative
22Domingo VásquezAugust 7, 1893February 22, 1894Conservative
23Policarpo BonillaFebruary 22, 1894February 1, 1899Liberal

Presidents of the 20th century from 1899 to 1982

NoPresidentStartEndParty
1Terencio SierraFebruary 1, 1899February 1, 1903Liberal
2Manuel BonillaApril 13, 1903
February 1, 1912
February 25, 1907
March 21, 1913
Conservative
3Miguel Rafael Dávila CuéllarApril 18, 1907March 28, 1911Liberal
4Francisco Bertrand BarahonaMarch 28, 1911
March 21, 1913
February 1, 1915
February 1, 1912
July 28, 1915
September 9, 1919
Conservative
5Alberto de Jesús MembreñoJuly 28, 1915February 1, 1916Conservative
6Vicente Mejía ColindresSeptember 16, 1919
February 1, 1929
October 5, 1919
February 1, 1933
Liberal
7Francisco Bográn BarahonaOctober 5, 1919February 1, 1920Liberal
8Rafael López GutiérrezFebruary 1, 1920March 10, 1924Liberal
9Gobierno Provisional – Consejo de Ministros
Ministros Francisco Bueso Cuéllar y Fausto Dávila
March 10, 1924April 30, 1924Liberal
10Vicente Tosta CarrascoApril 30, 1924February 1, 1925Liberal
11Miguel Paz BarahonaFebruary 1, 1925February 1, 1929National
12Tiburcio Carías AndinoFebruary 1, 1933January 1, 1949National
13Juan Manuel GálvezJanuary 1, 1949December 5, 1954National
14Julio Lozano DíazDecember 5, 1954October 21, 1956National
15Junta Militar de HondurasOctober 21, 1956December 21, 1957Military triumvirate
16Ramón Villeda MoralesDecember 21, 1957October 3, 1963Liberal
17Oswaldo López ArellanoOctober 3, 1963
December 4, 1972
June 6, 1971
April 22, 1975
Military
18Ramón Ernesto Cruz UclésJune 6, 1971December 4, 1972National
19Juan Alberto Melgar CastroApril 22, 1975August 7, 1978Military
20Policarpo Paz GarcíaAugust 7, 1978January 27, 1982Military

Presidents period 1982 to 2001 (Constitution of 1982)

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1Roberto Suazo CórdovaJanuary 27, 1982January 27, 1986Liberal
2José Simón Azcona del HoyoJanuary 27, 1986January 27, 1990Liberal
3Rafael Leonardo CallejasJanuary 27, 1990January 27, 1994National
4Carlos Roberto ReinaJanuary 27, 1994January 27, 1998Liberal
5Carlos Flores FacusséJanuary 27, 1998January 27, 2002Liberal

Presidents of Honduras in the XXI century period from 2002 to 2022

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1Ricardo Maduro JoestJanuary 27, 2002January 27, 2006National
2José Manuel Zelaya RosalesJanuary 27, 2006June 28, 2009Liberal
3Roberto Micheletti BainJune 29, 2009January 26, 2010Liberal/Military
4Porfirio Lobo SosaJanuary 27, 2010January 27, 2014National
5Juan Orlando Hernández AlvaradoJanuary 27, 2014
January 27, 2018
January 27, 2018
January 27, 2022
National
6Iris Xiomara CastroJanuary 27, 2022January 27, 2026Libre