It is time for women to lead the Assembly? The question is being asked on these previous days before the Institution’s installation in the month of May. Within the ranks of Alianza PAIS (AP), is is thought and said that changes are needed to improve and renew the old image of the movement. The most prominent candidates who could assume the highest offices of this organization are:
Gabriela Rivadeneira (National Assembly woman)
- Known cultural and political activist, began her career at age 16 as a student leader.
- She was Governor and Vice Prefect of the Province of Imbabura, Member of AP’s National Directorate, National Coordinator of the political organization of AP’s Youth and Deputy Mayor of the City Council of Otavalo.
- She was also a facilitator of workshops of inclusive leadership and organizational strengthening, of political, gender, multiculturalism, conflict mediation and methodologies organization for public administration and governance.
Marcela Aguinaga (National Assembly woman)
- Guayaquil born, 39, Lawyer with a specialization in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
- She was legal advisor in the Galapagos National Park, had charges in institutions like the Ugafip, Project of the Development Bank of BID Development, and the National Institute of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and also Environment Minister, a position she held for five years.
Rosana Alvarado (Assembly member of Azuay)
- Doctor in law and graduate in Social Communication, she was born in Cuenca in 1977. She is a lawyer, journalist and certified mediator. Believes that people are more important than money, where rights are not favors, where the country belongs to us.
- She was Regional Coordinator of the Latin American Corporation for Development, Mediator of the Agreement of Pro justice Program, Consultant in local development issues and political participation, and Coordinator of the School of Government and Leadership Program.
Ximena Ponce (Assembly member of Pichincha)
- Born in Medellin, Colombia, March 27, 1967, Ximena Ponce Leon is a prepared woman who has a Masters’ degreein Science in Industrial Engineering, of the Clemson University, South Carolina, USA, and a Chemical Engineering at the National Polytechnique University.
- She was advisor to the head of the Senplades, Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion, and Councillor of Quito.
Paola Pabon (Assembly member of Pichincha)
- Her highschool studies were conducted at the 24 de Mayo Highschool and ended at the Espejo Highschool. She studied at the Central University, School of Law and earned a Masters’ degree in Political and Social Sciences at the Landivar University of Guatemala.
- She ensures that her profession and political education, have served to conduct participatory processes with the community of the province of Pichincha.
Given the current explosion of this female personalities, the current President of the Assembly, Fernando Cordero, who, undoubtedly aspires to reelection, remains cautious and proclaims his obedience and respect for the decisions taken by the legislative bloc.
The truth thing is that women will occupy the Assembly at the highest level, in a clear sign that they have rised in politics.