Jacqueline Faría

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Jacqueline Faría Pineda
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Minister of Popular Power for Communication and Information
Assumed office
October 13, 2014
President Nicolás Maduro
Preceded by Delcy Rodríguez
1st Head of Government of the Venezuelan Capital District
In office
April 2009 – October 13, 2014
President Hugo Chávez
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Ernesto Villegas
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
In office
January 2005[1] – January 2007[2]
President Hugo Chávez
Preceded by Ana Elisa Osorio
Succeeded by Yubirí Ortega
Personal details
Political party PSUV

Jacqueline Faría is a Venezuelan politician. She was the head of the state mobile phone company Movilnet[3] Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (2005–2007), and head of Caracas' water company, Hidrocapital.[1] She is a hydraulic civil engineer by profession.[4]

After the election of Antonio Ledezma as Metropolitan Mayor of Caracas, the Venezuelan National Assembly passed a Capital District Law on April 30, 2009 that transferred most functions, funding, and personnel to the control of Jacqueline Faría, an official directly appointed by Hugo Chavez. A legal challenge was filed and a request was filed with the National Electoral Council to hold a referendum, but these did not stop the transfer. Opponents of Chavez described the move as a deliberate negation of the popular vote, while supporters described the political and budgetary reorganization as an "act of justice" for Libertador Bolivarian Municipality, the largest and poorest of the five municipalities making up Caracas.[5]

In 2009 Faría was also for a time President of the state telephone company CANTV.[6][7]