Marta Linares de Martinelli

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Marta Linares de Martinelli
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First Lady of Panama
In office
July 1, 2009 – July 1, 2014
Preceded by Vivian Fernández
Succeeded by Lorena Castillo
Personal details
Born Marta Linares
(1956-09-02) September 2, 1956 (age 60)
Panama City, Panama
Spouse(s) Ricardo Martinelli
Children Ricardo Alberto
Luis Enrique
Carolina Isabel

Marta Linares de Martinelli (born Marta Linares on September 2, 1956) became the First Lady of Panama on July 1, 2009, when her husband, supermarket magnate, Ricardo Martinelli became President of Panama. On January 29, 2014 she was chosen to compete for Vice-President of Panama alongside Jose Domingo Arias running for President but lost.

Linares was born in Panama City, Panama. She earned a Bachelor's degree in commerce in the US, at Saint Mary of the Woods College in Indiana. She later studied insurance brokerage at the University of Panama. In 1978, she married supermarket chain owner Ricardo Martinelli, with whom she had three children: Ricardo Alberto, Luis Enrique, and Carolina Elizabeth.[1]



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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Vivian Fernández
First Lady of Panama
Succeeded by
Lorena Castillo