|Margarita Zavala de Calderón|
|First Lady of Mexico|
December 1, 2006 – November 30, 2012
|Preceded by||Marta Sahagún|
|Succeeded by||Angélica Rivera|
|Born||Margarita Esther Zavala Gómez del Campo
July 25, 1967
Mexico City, Mexico
|Spouse(s)||Felipe Calderón (m. 1993)|
|Children||Maria, Luis Felipe, Juan Pablo|
|Alma mater||Escuela Libre de Derecho|
Margarita Zavala (Spanish pronunciation: [marɣaˈɾita saˈβala]; born Margarita Esther Zavala Gómez del Campo, July 25, 1967) is the wife of the former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. She was a PAN deputy in 2006 in the LIX Legislature of the Mexican Congress.
Early life and personal life
She married Felipe Calderón on January 1993. They have three children.
Margarita's primary objective in the changing Mexican government was to help her newly elected husband run the educational programs throughout the country.
First Lady of Mexico
As the wife of Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico during 2006-2012, Margarita Zavala is considered "First Lady" although such function is not defined by the legal frame in Mexico. She is the only wife of a Mexican president to have served in Congress. She is president of the civic advisory board to the DIF, a government agency that promotes child and family development in Mexico. She is also a high-school teacher at a private school.
Orders, awards and recognitions
- Order of Isabel the Catholic, Grand Cross, awarded by King Juan Carlos I of Spain on Felipe Calderón and Margarita Zavala State visit to Spain, June 11, 2008.
- Order of the Dannebrog, Grand Cross, awarded by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on her state visit to Mexico, February 18, 2008.
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