Isabel Allende (politician)
|Senator The Honourable
María Isabel Allende
|President of the Senate of Chile|
11 march 2014
|Senator for Atacama|
11 march 2010
|Preceded by||Ricardo Núñez|
18 January 1945 |
Santiago of Chile
|Political party||Socialist Party of Chile|
|Alma mater||University of Chile|
Isabel Allende Bussi (born January 18, 1945 in Santiago de Chile) is a Chilean Socialist Party politician and the daughter of former president of Chile Salvador Allende, and his wife, Hortensia Bussi. From 1994 to 2010 she was a deputy and in March 2010 she became a senator for the Atacama Region. On 28 February 2014, Allende was selected as president of the Senate, as of 11 March 2013, making her the first woman president of the body in Chilean history.
She went to the Maisonette College, and unlike her sisters, was initially attracted to the Catholic Church and received her first communion. In 1962, at the age of 17 she began studying sociology, and joined the university socialist brigade. Five years later she accompanied her father to the congress of the Socialist Party in Chile.
Her first marriage with Sergio Meza, son of Gonzalo Meza Allende, did not last long, but the had a son Gonzal. With her second husband, Romilio Tambutti she had a daughter Marcia/
On 11 September 1973, the day of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet, Isabel will be the last person to enter the presidential palace but after the military begin to bomb the presidential palace and when the outcome was already clear, Allende ordered the women to leave.
Isabel obtained political asylum in Mexico, with her mother and sister, where she spent sixteen years in exile before returning to Chile in 1989, in the final stretch of the military regime.
On returning to her homeland, Isabel began a successful political career: after Chile's return to democracy in 1990, she was elected as an MP, presiding over the house between 2003 and 2004, becoming the second woman to head this legislative body, after Adriana Muñoz.
- Official website (Spanish)
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