• In this Aug. 26, 2013 photo, first lady and Senator Lucia Topolansky speaks during an interview at her office in Montevideo, Uruguay. Topolansky is being talked about as a potential vice president for Tabare Vazquez, who preceded her husband Jose Mujica in office and is a likely front-runner to retake the presidency in 2014. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    An outspoken senator and key member of her country's ruling coalition, she is more than qualified to follow her husband Jose Mujica into the presidency.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 03, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT