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Nadine Heredia Alarcón de Humala (born May 25, 1976) is a Peruvian politician.[1] As the wife of President of Peru Ollanta Humala, she served as the First Lady of Peru from 2011 to 2016.[2] The President of the Peruvian Nationalist Party (PNP), which formed the Peru Wins electoral alliance in 2011, Heredia is seen as a highly influential figure in Peruvian politics.[2] She has headed the PNP since December 2013.[2]

Nadine Heredia
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Nadine Heredia in 2011
First Lady of Peru
In role
July 28, 2011 – July 28, 2016
PresidentOllanta Humala
Preceded byPilar Nores de García
Succeeded byNancy Lange
President of the Peruvian Nationalist Party
In office
December 30, 2013 – 26 August 2016
Preceded byAlan Garcia
Succeeded byOllanta Humala
Personal details
Nadine Heredia Alarcón

(1976-05-25) 25 May 1976 (age 43)
Lima, Peru
Political partyPeruvian Nationalist Party
Spouse(s)Ollanta Humala (1999–present)

Early life and educationEdit

Both Heredia and her husband had parents who raised them in Quechua-speaking households as children.[2]


She collaborated in the establishment of the Peruvian Nationalist Party, which she currently leads.[3]

As of 2017, the Peruvian justice system is investigating her for serious cases of corruption,[4] usurpation of power and money laundering. The funds were allegedly used to finance President Ollanta Humala's election campaign.[5] Along with her husband Ollanta Humala, she was arrested on 13 July 2017 in connection with this scandal, and was ordered to be held for 18 months.[6]


  1. ^ PNP website
  2. ^ a b c d Kozak, Robert (2014-03-25). "Peru First Lady's Role Shakes President". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  3. ^ "Nadine Heredia es la nueva presidenta del Partido Nacionalista Peruano". La República. Retrieved 27 Nov 2015.
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  6. ^ "Ollanta Humala and wife detained in corruption probe". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.