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Mayor Ricardo Quiñonez Lemus

Quiñónez started his career as an executive in the airlines Aviateca and TACA in 1990. He has been a technology and consultancy entrepreneur and a member of the board of directors of the Guatemalan Managers Association. He participated in different capacities in various organizations, like the University del Itsmo, the Integral Development Foundation and the Rotary Club.

During Alvaro Arzú's presidency, he was in charge of the Presidential Commission for the National Geographic Information System, where he led the transition of the National Geographic Institute from Army control to civilian authorities. He designed the management strategy of the external resources that supported the peace process and was coordinator of consultive groups for its consolidation. In addition, he was secretary of the cabinet in its reconstruction efforts of the country after tropical storm Mitch and was general secretary of economic planning until the end of the presidential term in 2000.

Quiñónez founded the Unionist Party (Partido Unionista). In the 2003 general election, he was elected first-syndic of the Municipality of Guatemala and in the two subsequent elections, first-councillor. Due to the death of Álvaro Arzú, he replaced him as mayor on April 30, 2018 and won the elections of 16 June 2019 for said office for the period 2020-2024.

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