Ecuador Times complete its series of publications about the aspiring first ladies, with a brief profile of Anne Malherbe, wife of candidate Rafael Correa over Alianza PAIS List 35.
Anne Malherbe, Alianza PAIS List 35: She will remain distant from the Government
Anne Malherbe was born in Belgium, graduated in Physical Education from the University of Leuven, and in the five-year ruling of her husband, she has stayed away. She continued as an elementary teacher at school La Condamine, in Quito, and cares for her three children.
When the first period of Correa’s government, her husband, took place, she said she did not assume the role of first lady on the grounds that “all women are first ladies” and that she does not belong in government work.
Although she keeps a low profile, away from the government, in recent weeks she has appeared several times with her husband, for example in the recent opening of the train routes.
Under the current regime, it was established that the president’s wife should not be considered first lady or preside social work. She is also based on the INFA (Institute of Child and Family) is a public body that should be led by government officials. So it became part of the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion. “The person married to a president should not have the right to assume the functions of the State, as it has not been elected by popular vote,” expressed the executive power in a statement released in 2007. Until now, the wife of the president candidate has not decided on how to proceed if her husband wins reelection.