Ruth Zavaleta

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Ruth Zavaleta Salgado
President of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico
Assumed office
30 August 2007
Preceded by María Elena Álvarez Bernal
4th Jefe Delegacional of Venustiano Carranza
In office
Preceded by María Guadalupe Morales Rubio
Succeeded by Rocío Barrera Badillo
Personal details
Born 27 August 1966
Mexico City
Nationality Mexican
Political party Ecologist Green Party of Mexico
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico
Profession Sociology

Ruth Zavaleta Salgado (born August 27, 1966) is a Mexican politician. She was affiliated to the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) until November 2009 [1] but changed and is currently part of the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico.[2] She is a founding member of the PRD and the first female PRD politician to serve as President of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies.

Personal life and education[edit]

Zavaleta holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Political career[edit]

In 1989 Zavaleta was one of the founders of the PRD. In 1997 Cuauhtemoc Cárdenas designated her as Secretary of Social Development in the government of the Mexican Federal District; she then served (1998–2000) as Secretary of Finance in the Mexican Federal District.

From 2000 to 2003 she served in the Legislative Assembly of the Mexican Federal District. In 2003 she was elected borough mayor (Jefe Delegacional) of Venustiano Carranza.

In 2006 Zavaleta won a seat in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico; hence she was serving during the LX Legislature of the Mexican Congress. She helped Mr Felipe Calderon to get power by betraying her political party. In 2007 she was elected President of the Chamber of Deputies Directive Board for the second year of the LX Legislature (September 2007–August 2008).


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Political offices
Preceded by
María Elena Álvarez Bernal
President of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico
Succeeded by
César Duarte Jáquez
Preceded by
María Guadalupe Morales Rubio
Jefe Delegacional of Venustiano Carranza
Succeeded by
Rocío Barrera Badillo