Mexican Leaders since independence in 1821
It's a LONG list for a country in near constant turmoil
Acting Presidents: triumvirate of Pedro Vélez (Head), Lucas Alamán and Luis de Quintanar.
Put into power by military.
President: Anastasio Bustamante (First time)
Bustamante installed by his own army. His oppressive policies provoked rebellion in parts of Mexico. He expelled U.S. Minister Joel Poinsett and executed Guerrero. Resigns Presidency to fight the rebellion.
31 December 1829 - 14 August 1832
Interim President: Melchor Múzquiz
Appointed president by Bustamante while he fights this latest rebellion against the government lead by Santa Anna. Bustamante and Santa Anna fight to a draw and decide on a compromise president - Manuel Gómez Pedraza.
14 August 1832 - December 24, 1832
President: Manuel Gómez Pedraza
Put into the presidency by Santa Anna and Bustamante. On April 1, 1833, the Mexican Congress rejects Pedraza for Santa Anna.
December 24, 1832 - April 1, 1833
Acting president: Valentín Gómez Farías (first time)
Santa Anna refuses to take office - claims illness. Farias runs the government for Santa Anna. He is an admirer of the American form of government and instituted many changes, but offended the elites. Santa Anna removed him from the presidency.
April 1, 1833 – May 16, 1833