Attorney General of Guatemala

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The Attorney General of Guatemala (Fiscal General de la República de Guatemala) is the chief attorney general (public prosecutor) of Guatemala.

List of Attorneys General

Number Name Term Notes
01 Rámses Cuestas Gómez[1] May 15, 1994 - March 14, 1996 Appointed by President Ramiro de León Carpio; Guatemala's first Attorney General.
02 Héctor Hugo Pérez Aguilera[2] March 15, 1996 - May 14, 1998 Interim Attorney General named by President Álvaro Arzú.
03 Adolfo González Rodas[3] May 15, 1998 - May 17, 2002 Appointed.
04 Carlos David de León Argueta[citation needed][4] May 18, 2002 - February 25, 2004 Appointed and later removed by President Óscar Berger.
05 Juan Luis Florido Solís[5] February 26, 2004 - July 30, 2008 Interim and later appointed. Presented his resignation to President Álvaro Colom.
06 José Amílcar Velásquez Zárate[6] July 31, 2008 - May 14, 2010 Interim and later appointed.
07 María Encarnación Mejía García de Contreras[7] May 15, 2010 - May 25, 2010 Interim; first female Attorney General.
08 Conrado Arnulfo Reyes Sagastume[8][9] May 25, 2010 - June 10, 2010 Removed by the Constitutional Court.
09 María Encarnación Mejía García de Contreras June 11, 2010 - December 9, 2010 Interim (second term as Interim Attorney General).
10 Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey[10] December 9, 2010 - present Appointed; first female (non-interim) Attorney General. Nominated for Nobels Peace Prize—while in office as minister of justice in 2013.[11]

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