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Margarita Cedeño de Fernández

Margarita Cedeño de Fernández
39th Vice President of the Dominican Republic
Assumed office
16 August 2012
President Danilo Medina
Preceded by Rafael Alburquerque
First Lady of the Dominican Republic
In office
16 August 2004 – 16 August 2012
President Leonel Fernández
Preceded by Rosa Gómez
Succeeded by Cándida Montilla
Personal details
Born Margarita María Cedeño Lizardo
(1965-05-01) May 1, 1965
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Citizenship Dominican
Political party Dominican Liberation Party

Mr. Fiorentino (?–?)

Leonel Fernández (m. 2003)[1]
  • Ramón Emil Fiorentino
  • Gabriela Angelissa Fiorentino
  • Yolanda América María Fernández
Alma mater Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (Ph.D.)
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (M.A.)
University of Salamanca (M.A.)
Occupation Philanthropist, Politician
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Twitter : @margaritacdf

Margarita María Cedeño Lizardo,[note 1] widely known as Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, is the current Vice-President of the Dominican Republic. She is married to former President Leonel Fernández and during his tenure she was the First Lady.


  • Ealy and personal life 1
  • Political career 2
    • 2012 Presidential Elections 2.1
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Ealy and personal life

Cedeño was born on 1 May 1965 in Santo Domingo[2] to Luis Emilio Cedeño Matos and Margarita Lizardo.[1] She worked with local law firms in the Dominican Republic, among which the law firm of Doctor Abel Rodríguez del Orbe and Fernández y Asociados, where she is an associate member.[2] During the years 1996-2000, she assisted as legal counselor to the President nominated as Sub-secretary of State.[3] Besides being ad honorem counselor and director of the Legal and Investment Environment Management of the Office for the Promotion of Foreign Investment of the Dominican Republic.

She has a Doctorate in Harvard University in the United States and Geneva University in Switzerland.[2]

On 16 October 2009, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández was named

Political offices
Preceded by
Rafael Alburquerque
Vice President of the Dominican Republic
Succeeded by
  • (French) French biography

External links

  1. ^ a b "Margarita Cedeño Lizardo". Vicepresidencia de la República Dominicana (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Biografia". PUCMM. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Margarita Cedeño, la popular primera dama que se convirtió en vicepresidenta". El Comercio (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic). EFE. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Excma. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández - Embajadora Extraordinaria de la FAO". FAO. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  5. ^ "PLD aprueba 7 aspirantes para escoger su candidato el 26 de junio". El Nuevo Diario. 2011-04-10. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 


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On April 10, 2011 in a meeting of the Central Committee (Comité Central) of the Dominican Liberation Party, her pre-candidature for the 2012 presidential elections has been registered.[5] She was elected Vice President alongside the next President, Danilo Medina on 20 May 2012. She would be the second woman to serve as Vice-President, after Milagros Ortiz Bosch was elected with former President, Hipolito Mejia in 2000-2004.

2012 Presidential Elections

When she was the First Lady (2004-2012), she and her staff coordinate social policies for her husband's administration, generating programs of health and education for children, young people, single mothers and the family, in general, as a key element in society.

Political career


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