Architect Susana Asensio Becomes First Woman Mayor Ever of Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Susana Asensio toma de posesión como alcaldesa &emdash; Susana Asensio Alcaldesa-7

Guatemala moves forward and Antigua Guatemala will be the place that illuminates that hope, because we all are going to work together! — Susana Asensio, Mayor of Antigua Guatemala.

Guatemala va para adelante y La Antigua va ser el lugar que ilumine esa esperanza, porqué vamos a trabajar todos juntos. — Alcaldesa Susana Asensio, Antigua Guatemala.

For the first time ever in the 491-year history of Antigua Guatemala there is a woman Mayor leading the municipality for the next four years.

The official ceremony of transfer of powers was held on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Ayuntamiento Palace. Below I share some photographs and videos clips to give you a taste of this civic party and celebration.

There is a new feeling of hope and empowerment in the air. I hope you sense that. Watch this short video clip to hear the declaration of hope.

Here’s also a slide show with key photographs to give you an idea of the ceremony and celebration.

In the video clip below, you can watch the swearing in ceremony of the new city council of Antigua Guatemala for the period of 2016-2020.

Lastly, here’s the first speech the new Mayor Susana Asensio gave to the people of Antigua Guatemala.

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