Lucía Topolansky in 2010.
|Senator of the Republic|
February 15, 2010
|President of the Senate|
February 15, 2015 – March 1, 2015
February 15, 2010 – March 1, 2010
|First Lady of Uruguay|
March 1, 2010 – March 1, 2015
|Preceded by||María Auxiliadora Delgado|
|Succeeded by||María Auxiliadora Delgado|
|Representative of the Republic|
February 15, 2000 – February 14, 2005
September 25, 1944 |
|Political party||Broad Front
Movement of Popular Participation
|Parents||María Elia Saavedra
|Residence||Rincón del Cerro, just outside Montevideo|
Lucía Topolansky Saavedra (born September 25, 1944) is a Uruguayan politician who has served as a Senator since 2010. Topolansky, who is the wife of former President José Mujica, was the First Lady of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015.
During her childhood she studied in the College Sacré Cœur de las Hermanas Dominicas in Montevideo with her twin sister. She then entered the Instituto Alfredo Vásquez Acevedo and there she became part of the guild of students.
She is of Polish ancestry on her father's side (Luis Topolansky).
She served as a Deputy for Montevideo from 2000 to 2005 and she subsequently became a Senator. In the 2009 election she received the highest number of votes for Senator, being the leader of the 609 list.
Acting President of Uruguay
On November 26, 2010, due to the absence of both President Mujica and Vice-President Danilo Astori, she became Acting President, making her the first female president of Uruguay, despite it being temporary. This brief term of acting Presidency lasted until November 28, 2010, when elected Vice President Astori returned to Uruguay.
This state of affairs came about because of a clause in the Uruguayan Constitution, which stipulates that the Presidency passes temporarily to the leader of the largest elected grouping in the Upper House, if both the President and the Vice President are absent from the territory of the Republic.
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- Mercopress (2010-11-25). "First time ever woman president (for a few days) in Uruguay". Retrieved 2011-04-29.
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