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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
Born
Nadine Heredia Alarcón

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

Early life and educationEdit

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

CareerEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  4. ^ |http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/ollanta-humala-wife-under-investigation%7C
  5. ^ |http://www.dw.com/en/perus-first-lady-nadine-heredia-investigated-on-money-laundering-charges/a-18742856%7C
  6. ^ "Ollanta Humala and wife detained in corruption probe". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.