María de los Ángeles Moreno

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María de los Ángeles Moreno
President of the Senate
In office
1 October 1997 – 31 October 1997
Preceded byEduardo Andrade Sánchez
Succeeded byFernando Solana Morales
President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
In office
4 December 1994 – 18 August 1995
Preceded byIgnacio Pichardo Pagaza
Succeeded bySantiago Oñate Laborde
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 November 1992 – 30 November 1992
Preceded byGustavo Carvajal Moreno
Succeeded byGuillermo Pacheco Pulido
Secretary of Fisheries
In office
1 December 1988 – 16 May 1991
PresidentCarlos Salinas de Gortari
Preceded byPedro Ojeda Paullada
Succeeded byGuillermo Jiménez Morales
Personal details
Born(1945-01-15)15 January 1945
Mexico City, Mexico
Died27 April 2019(2019-04-27) (aged 74)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary
EducationNational Autonomous University of Mexico

María de los Ángeles Moreno Uriegas (15 January 1945 – 27 April 2019) was a Mexican politician[1] who was the first woman to be elected president of a Mexican political party.

Personal life and education[edit]

Born in Mexico City, Moreno Uriegas was the daughter of Manuel Moreno and Amalia Uriegas Sánchez, she held a bachelor's degree in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and pursued graduate studies at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.

Political career[edit]

Moreno Uriegas became an active member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in 1960, she served in the cabinet of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari as Secretary of Fisheries from December 1988 to May 1991. She was then elected to the Chamber of Deputies, where she served as President in 1992.[2] In December 1994, Moreno was elected President of her political party, becoming the first woman in Mexico to hold that position. From 1994 to 2000, she served in the Senate, representing the Federal District; in 1997, she was the President of the Senate and in 1999, President of the Permanent Commission of the Congress. From 2000 to 2003, she served as a deputy in the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District. In 2006, she returned to the Senate through the proportional representation (PR) mechanism.[3]

Moreno died in Mexico City on 27 April 2019, at the age of 74.[4]


  1. ^ Rodríguez, Victoria Elizabeth (2003). Women in contemporary Mexican politics. University of Texas Press. pp. 14–. ISBN 978-0-292-77127-7. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  2. ^ Enciclopedia Política de México 9 Tomo V. (PDF). Senade de la República - Instituto Belisario Domínguez. 2010.
  3. ^ "¿Quién fue María de los Ángeles Moreno?". El Universal. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Falleció María de los Ángeles Moreno, expresidenta nacional del PRI". El Universal (in Spanish). 27 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
Preceded by
Ignacio Pichardo Pagaza
President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
Succeeded by
Santiago Oñate Laborde
Preceded by
José Francisco Ruiz Massieu
General Secretary of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
Succeeded by
Pedro Joaquín Coldwell
Preceded by
Pedro Ojeda Paullada
Secretary of Fisheries
Succeeded by
Guillermo Jiménez Morales