Adriana Salvatierra

Adriana Salvatierra Arriaza (born 3 June 1989) is a Bolivian political scientist and politician who served as president of the Senate in 2019. A member of the Movement for Socialism, she served as senator for Santa Cruz from 2015 to 2020 and was a substitute senator for Santa Cruz under Carlos Romero in 2015. At age twenty-nine, Salvatierra was the youngest legislator and third woman to hold the presidency of the Senate and was the youngest individual to ever exert presidential authority, albeit briefly in an acting capacity.

Adriana Salvatierra
President of the Senate
In office
18 January 2019  10 November 2019
Preceded byMilton Barón
Succeeded byJeanine Áñez[lower-alpha 1]
Senator for Santa Cruz
In office
26 May 2015  3 November 2020
SubstituteJuan José Ric
Preceded byCarlos Romero
Succeeded byCenta Rek
Substitute Senator for Santa Cruz
In office
23 January 2015  26 May 2015
SenatorCarlos Romero
Preceded byFátima Doly Velarde
Succeeded byJuan José Ric
Personal details
Adriana Salvatierra Arriaza

(1989-06-03) 3 June 1989 (age 33)
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Chilean (2004–2019)
Political partyMovement for Socialism (2006–present)
Joaquín López
(m. 2022)
Parent(s)Hugo Salvatierra
Luisa Herminia Arriaza
Alma materGabriel René Moreno University
  • Political scientist
  • politician

Salvatierra played a pivotal role in the 2019 Bolivian political crisis being the final ruling party authority in the presidential line of succession to resign from their post, paving the way for a two-day vacuum of power and the assumption of office of opposition senator Jeanine Áñez. Salvatierra's resignation was the subject of heavy controversy and debate, with some sectors of the Movement for Socialism regarding her as the primary driver of the party's fall from power in 2019. Nonetheless, in the snap 2020 general elections, Salvatierra was presented as a candidate for member of the Chamber of Deputies but was disqualified from running by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. She was subsequently nominated as her party's candidate for mayor of Santa Cruz de la Sierra but came in a distant third place, bringing a halt to her previously meteoric political career.

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