Beatrice Paredes Rangel

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Beatrice Paredes

Beatriz Elena Paredes Rangel (born August 18, 1953 in Tlaxcala , Tlaxcala ) is a Mexican politician of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), who held the party chairmanship from 2007 to 2011.

Life and accomplishments

Her political career began at the age of 21 as a member of parliament for the state of Tlaxcala (1974 to 1977), while she also studied sociology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City . She then worked for two years as an advisor to the Governor of Tlaxcala. In 1982 she was appointed Secretary of State for Agricultural Reform, and from 1987 to 1992 she served as Governor of Tlaxcala. She was the second female Mexican ever to have managed that by then. Further stations in her political career were her election as senator, president of the Chamber of Deputies and ambassador to Cuba.

Paredes Rangel held various positions in the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). She was general secretary of her party and ran for the party chairmanship, but lost to Roberto Madrazo . In 2007 she ran again for this position, this time successfully: 65 percent of the members elected her as the new chairman. In March 2011, she resigned from her position.

In the 2012 elections for the office of Mayor of Mexico City, she won only 20% of the vote and lost significantly to the PRD candidate Miguel Ángel Mancera .

Individual evidence

  1. Website on the 2012 election of the mayor of Mexico City (English) ( Memento from August 25, 2012 in the Internet Archive )