María Teresa Sosa

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María Teresa Sosa
First Lady of Guatemala
In role
March 23, 1982 – August 8, 1983
President Efraín Ríos Montt
Preceded by Elsa Cirigliano
Succeeded by Aura Rosario Rosal López
Personal details
Born María Teresa Sosa Ávila
(1930-07-12)July 12, 1930
Chimaltenango, Guatemala
Died October 1, 2018(2018-10-01) (aged 88)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Political party FRG (1990-2013)
Efraín Ríos Montt
(m. 1953; d. 2018)
Children 3 (including Zury Ríos)

María Teresa Sosa Ávila (July 12, 1930 – October 1, 2018)[1] was a Guatemalan politician. She was the widow of the late President of Guatemala Efraín Ríos Montt and mother of Zury Ríos. She was a candidate for the Presidency for the Guatemalan Republican Front in the elections of 1995. Her candidacy was annulled by the Citizen Registry, because she could not be elected to the position under the express prohibition contained in article 186, subsection c) of the Constitution of Guatemala. She was succeeded as her party's canidate by Alfonso Portillo, who subsequently won the 1999 elections.[2][3][4]

Sosa died at home in Guatemala City on October 1, 2018 due to natural causes, six months after the death of her husband.[5] She was 88.


Honorary titles
Preceded by
Elsa Cirigliano
First Lady of Guatemala
Succeeded by
Aura Rosario Rosal López
Board of Social Work of the President's Wife
Party political offices
Preceded by
Guatemalan Republican Front nominee for
President of Guatemala

Succeeded by
Alfonso Portillo