Party affiliation: National Opposition Union
Member of civilian junta after downfall of General Somoza, July 1979. Resigned in 1980 due to disillusionment with new Sandinista government. After death of husband in 1978, she became publisher of La Prensa, using it to oppose the Sandinista government.
Became leader of opposition party, Unión Nacional Opositora (United Nations Organisation), September 1989. Elected President, February 1990, inaugurated April 1990, also became Minister of Defence, 1990. Professional career: Publisher, La Prensa newspaper, since 1978.