Arteaga Serrano Rosalia
1956 - Born in Cuenca, Ecuador on the 5th of December.
1996 - She became Vice President, following the election of Abdalá Bucaram as President.
1997 - On the 6th of February, however, President Bucaram was declared unfit to govern by Congress.
- On the 9th of February, however, Arteaga, who had insisted as vice-president she should become president, was sworn in instead as Ecuador's first female president.
- On the 11th of February, with the support of Congress and the army, Alarcon was sworn in again and Arteaga resigned.
- Arteaga is currently secretary-general of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, and a member of the editorial board of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
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