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Former staff member

Maria Jaraquemada

Former Programme Officer

Maria Jaraquemada was a Programme Officer for Chile and Southern Cone of Latin Ameria, based in Santiago, Chile. 

Maria joined International IDEA on 1 April 2021. Her main responsabilities are to collaborate in the constitutional process in Chile and in electoral politics and democratic strengthening in Chile and the countries of the southern cone. 

María worked in civil society organizations in public policies related to transparency, strengthening of democracy, anti-corruption, elections, among others. She was the Advocacy and Research Director at Ciudadanía Inteligente from 2014 to 2015 and the Advocacy Director at Espacio Público (2015-2021), where she coordinated the Anti-corruption Observatory, the Latinomerican Anti-corruption Network as well as promoted the adoption of public policies on political parties, political financing, among others. 

She worked at the Transparency Council in Chile, implementing the Transparency Act and at the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency, where she collaborated in the drafting and processing at the Congress of the Lobby Act and a bill on political parties.


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Follow Maria @Twitter: @majaraquemada 

Elections, Political parties, Political financing, Transparency, Anti-corruption, Legislative transparency
MA in Fundamental Rights, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Lawyer, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
English, Spanish
Santiago, Chile
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