The Legitimist Party
: Partido Legitimista
- PL) was a conservative Nicaraguan political party in the 19th century. The power base of the Legitimist Party was in the city of Granada
. The Legitimists were opposed to the Democrats
. After several years of civil war between the Legitimists and the Democrats
, a provisional government was established in June 1857 which had as its joint leaders the legitimist Tomás Martínez
and the democrat Máximo Jerez
The Nicaraguan Conservative Party defines itself as a continuation of the Legitimist Party and traces its history back to PLs foundation in 1823.