Ana Elena Townsend Diez Canseco is a Peruvian politician and former member of the Peruvian Congress. She is the daughter of Andres Townsend, who was formerly the President of the Peruvian House of Representative and who founded the Latin American Parliament in in 1964.
Townsend was elected to Congress in 1995 as a guest member on the candidate list presented by Ambassador Javier Perez de Cuellar. Townsend was again reelected in 2000 and in 2001. In 2001, as part of Alejandro Toledos political party she obtained the highest vote count of all elected representatives. In total, she served in the Peruvian legislature from 1995 to 2006.
Currently, Townsend is a member of a number of issues-based multi-national organizations. She is involved with the Advisory Council of the Latin American Parliament, which gathers 22 legislative bodies from Latin America and the Caribbean and also participates in the Advisory Council of Vital Voices for a Global Partnership in Washington DC which is a non profit organization chaired by Senator Hillary Clinton and K Bailey Hutchinson that promotes female involvement in global leadership. Additionally, she works as an international consultant in governance, gender, and anticorruption matters in Washington DC, USA.
Website for Anel Townsemd (Spanish)
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