Ana Jara

Ethel Ana del Rosario Jara Velásquez (born 11 May 1968) is a Peruvian lawyer and politician who was Prime Minister of Peru from July 2014 to April 2015.[1][2][3]

Ana Jara
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Prime Minister of Peru
In office
22 July 2014 – 2 April 2015
PresidentOllanta Humala
Preceded byRené Cornejo
Succeeded byPedro Cateriano
Minister of Labor and Promotion of Employment
In office
24 February 2014 – 22 July 2014
PresidentOllanta Humala
Prime MinisterRené Cornejo
Preceded byNancy Laos Cáceres
Succeeded byFredy Otárola
Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations
In office
11 December 2011 – 24 February 2014
PresidentOllanta Humala
Prime MinisterSalomon Lerner
Oscar Valdés
Juan Jiménez
César Villanueva
Preceded byAída García Naranjo
Succeeded byCarmen Omonte
Member of Congress
In office
26 July 2011 – 26 July 2016
Personal details
Born (1968-05-11) 11 May 1968 (age 53)
Ica, Peru
Political partyNationalist Party
Other political
Peru Wins (2010–present)
Alma materSt Aloysius Gonzaga National

Early lifeEdit

Ana Jara was born in Ica on May 11, 1968. She attended elementary school at I.E. No. 22494 Juan XXIII and high school in Antonia Moreno de Cáceres School located in the same city.[4]

She studied Law and Political Science at the Saint Aloysius Gonzaga National University in Ica. Likewise, the Master of Law studies, with a mention in Civil and Commercial Law, culminated in the Graduate School of the same university. She has a PhD in Law.

In 1998, she began to practice as a notary public in Ica. She was secretary of the Mutual Fund of Peruvian Notaries (2000–2001), member of the Advisory Council of the Zone XI Registry Office (2002–2003) and Vice Dean of the College of Notaries of Ica (2005–2006).[5]

Political careerEdit

In 2006, she ran unsuccessfully for Congresswoman for Ica under Union for Peru and a few months later, Jara ran for Governor of Ica, placing third. Five years later, Ana Jara was elected congresswoman, representing the Nationalist-dominated Peru Wins. She was member of the Board of Directors and of the Permanent Commission of the Congress of the Republic, of the Audit and Justice Commissions and secretary of the Housing Commission.[6] Likewise, he served as president of the Foreign Relations Commission.[7]

On 11 December 2011, upon assuming the second ministerial cabinet of President Ollanta Humala chaired by Óscar Valdés, she was sworn in as Minister of Women and Social Development until 2014. On 21 January 2012, her office was renamed the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations.[7]

On 24 February 2014, she became Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion of Peru in a renewed cabinet whose presidency was assumed by René Cornejo.

After the resignation of René Cornejo, Ana Jara became president of the Council of Ministers. Her swearing-in ceremony was held on 22 July 2014, in the Golden Room of the Government Palace.[8]

On 26 August, after two unsuccessful attempts, Jara and her ministerial cabinet obtained the vote of confidence from the Congress of the Republic.[9]

On 20 March 2015, the opposition in Congress presented a motion of censure against the prime minister due to the intelligence service spying on politicians, business leaders, and journalists. This motion was debated on the 30th of the same month, being censored by Congress with 72 votes in favor and 42 against, and due to this she had to resign from office.[2][3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ana Jara Appointed New Prime Minister Of Peru". Bernama (news agency of Malaysia). July 2013. Archived from the original on 6 December 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Peru sacks PM over alleged domestic spying". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Peru's Prime Minister Ana Jara deposed over spy row" BBC. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ JNE: Declaración Jurada de vida del candidato
  5. ^ Ana Jara Velásquez - Presidenta del Consejo de Ministros. Portal de la Presidencia de la República del Perú (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Ana Ethel Jara Velásquez Ministra de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables. MIMDES Portal (in Spanish)
  7. ^ a b Congresista de Gana Perú Ana Jara será la nueva ministra de la Mujer (in Spanish)
  8. ^ "Ana Jara Velásquez asume hoy como jefa del Gabinete" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 22 July 2014.
  9. ^ "Pleno del Congreso aprobó voto de confianza al gabinete Jara" (in Spanish). Andina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
René Cornejo
Prime Minister of Peru
Succeeded by
Pedro Cateriano