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22 Years Since Violeta Chamorro: Women’s Political Participation in Latin America Today


For the first time in its history, one of Mexico’s presidential candidates for the July 1, 2012 elections is a woman. Rafael Lopez-Pintor, former IFES Chief of Party in Nicaragua and special adviser on the electoral cycle, talks to us about this latest development in the path to increased female political participation and tells us how it compares to Violeta Chamorro’s tenure as Nicaragua’s—and the Americas’—first female president back in 1990. IFES was in Nicaragua before Chamorro’s election and during her presidency.