In the first publication we presented the main goals that Annabella Azin, wife of presidential candidate of PRIAN List 7, Alvaro Noboa, aims to fulfill in the country as First Lady. Now we present the plan of Ximena Bohorquez, wife of presidential candidate Lucio Gutierrez.
Ximena Bohorquez, PSP List 3: Conciliation and reforming the INFA
She was born on November 12, 1956 in Quito, has the medical profession, graduated from the Central University of Ecuador in 1982. In 1980 she married Lucio Gutierrez and gave him two daughters, Karina and Viviana. She served as First Lady from January 15, 2003 until April 20, 2005, a period in which she also served as parliamentary representative of Pichincha.
She entered politics after the military coup of January 21, 2000, in which her husband was a key player. After Gutierrez imprisonment, Ximena Bohorquez became leader of the People’s Parliament of Quito, an unofficial entity that brought together certain social groups of the capital city, which finally accomplished the freedom of the future president. During that time, Bohorquez became a well known figure in the country. She was also a constituent assembly member in 2007.
If she becomes first lady, once again, Ximena Bohorquez would like to repeat the role she played between 2003 and 2005 when she assumed office as legislator and as the first lady, where she chaired the INFA (Institute for Children and Family, recently transfered by the Government to the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion). She wants to be the link between the regime and the opposition to reach agreements that would allow to govern. For her, the role of first lady is not determined in the Constitution nor by laws. It is “a personal and voluntary commitment of the President’s wife.”
Doctor, speciallized in Public Health and a diploma in Obesity, will propose an amendment to the law so that the INFA, traditionally held by the president’s wife, to be independent again and serve as an example of good practice of family and childhood care, and believes that, in addition, she will seek to be a political conciliatory in the pursuit of the public and private sectors to reach minimum points of agreement.
Tomorrow: Marcia Almeida, PRE List 10