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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:26 PM

Lucia Topolansky takes office as Uruguay's first female vice president

In a special session of Uruguay's General Assembly, Senator Lucía Topolansky was sworn in today as the nation's first female Vice President. She replaces Raúl Sendic, who resigned amid allegations of improper use of a state oil company (ANCAP) charge card.

Topolansky, 72, is the wife of former President José "Pepe" Mujica. Elected to the senate on the leftist Popular Participation Movement (MPP) ticket, she will be sworn in to the dual role of President of the Senate this Saturday.

The MPP, the largest group in the ruling Ample Front coalition, was established by onetime Tupamaros - a left-wing urban guerrilla group active in Uruguay in the 1960s and '70s. Both she and her husband were tortured during their time as unregistered detainees from 1972 until democracy was restored to Uruguay in 1985.

Topolansky will also serve as acting head of state while President Tabaré Vázquez travels to New York to attend next week's United Nations General Assembly.

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former President José Mujica, Vice President Lucía Topolansky, and President Tabaré Vázquez following her swearing in today.

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Judi Lynn Sep 2017 #1

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 03:49 PM

1. Wow! What a wonderful surprise. Had not heard a peep about this until now. So COOL.

Lucia as a young woman.

Lucía and Pepe, jovenes. Vrooom!

The President and the Senator.

Thank you, sandensea! What a blast of good news.

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