|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
|Political party||Partido Acción Nacional|
|Spouse(s)||Felipe Calderón (m. 1993)|
|Children||María, 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 a Mexican lawyer and politician. She is the wife of the former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón and served as the First Lady of Mexico during her husband's tenure.
Early life and personal life
She is the fifth of seven siblings: Diego Hildebrando, Mercedes, Pablo, Juan Ignacio, Rafael and Mónica. Her parents were lawyers. Margarita Zavala studied law at Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City.
She married Felipe Calderón in 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.
On 14 June 2015, Zavala released through her Twitter account a video where she announces her desire to run as a presidential candidate in 2018.
First Lady of Mexico
As the wife of Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico during 2006-2012, Margarita Zavala was considered "First Lady" although such function is not defined by the legal framework. She is the only wife of a Mexican president to have served in Congress. She served as president of the civic advisory board to the DIF, a government agency that promotes child and family development. 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 6, 2008.
- Order of the Dannebrog, Grand Cross, awarded by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on her state visit to Mexico, February 18, 2008.
|First Lady of Mexico