Legislator Arguedas Elected As Liberal Woman Leader
Libertarian Movement lawmaker Evita Arguedas, the party’s leader within the Legislative Assembly, was elected Vice-President for the Americas of the International Network of Liberal Women during a conference in Morocco last week.
Arguedas, 45, became the first Latin American to hold such a high rank within the Spain-based organization, according to a statement from the Libertarian Movement. The group, made up of women worldwide who support the principles of liberalism, seeks to support members’ political activism and “eliminate all practices and laws which damage women’s hopes of a full life,” according to www.inlw.org. Recent campaign targets have included female genital mutilation, forced marriages and domestic violence.
Arguedas said her election shows “recognition of American women, who are the standard-bearers for change and the transformation of our societies.”
Ronaldo Alfaro, secretary general of the party, said the election also serves as a tribute to Arguedas’ career. She is the first woman to represent the Libertarian Movement in the assembly, and serves as the legislature’s vice-president.
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