Ruth Zavaleta

Ruth Zavaleta Salgado (born August 27, 1966) is a Mexican politician. She was affiliated with the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) until November 2009 [1] but changed and is currently part of the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico.[2] She is a founding member of the PRD and the first female PRD politician to serve as President of the Chamber of Deputies 2007-2008.[3]

Ruth Zavaleta Salgado
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 September 2007 – 31 August 2008
Preceded byMaría Elena Álvarez Bernal
Succeeded byCésar Duarte Jáquez
4th Jefe Delegacional of Venustiano Carranza
In office
Preceded byMaría Guadalupe Morales Rubio
Succeeded byRocío Barrera Badillo
Personal details
Born27 August 1966
Mexico City
Political partyEcologist Green Party of Mexico
Alma materNational Autonomous University of Mexico

Personal life and educationEdit

Zavaleta holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Political careerEdit

In 1989 Zavaleta was one of the founders of the PRD. In 1997 Cuauhtemoc Cárdenas designated her as Secretary of Social Development in the government of the Mexican Federal District; she then served (1998–2000) as Secretary of Finance in the Mexican Federal District.

From 2000 to 2003 she served in the Legislative Assembly of the Mexican Federal District. In 2003 she was elected borough mayor (Jefe Delegacional) of Venustiano Carranza.

In 2006 Zavaleta won a seat in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico; hence she was serving during the LX Legislature of the Mexican Congress. In 2007 she was elected President of the Chamber of Deputies Directive Board for the second year of the LX Legislature (September 2007–August 2008).


  1. ^ Cronica 25 November 2009 Mexican Journal.
  2. ^ Ecological Green Party of Mexico Official Website
  3. ^ Enciclopedia Política de México 9 Tomo V. (PDF). Senade de la República - Instituto Belisario Domínguez. 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by President of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico
Succeeded by
Preceded by Jefe Delegacional of Venustiano Carranza
Succeeded by