María Cleofé Sumire de Conde (born in an indigenous community in Canchis Province, Cusco Region) is a Peruvian politician. She is currently a Congresswoman representing Cusco for the period 2006-2011, and belongs to the Union for Peru party.
María Sumire is the daughter of the founder of the Peasants' Federation of Cusco (Federación Departamental de Campesinos del Cusco), Eduardo Sumire, and was raised in the community of Collachapi (Layo district, Canas province, Cusco region). Her mother tongue is Quechua.
Dr. Sumire is an experienced lawyer from Cusco, who has provided legal advice for the Farmer Federation of Cuzco in its struggle for land and women’s organizations. She is a member of the Evangelical Methodist Church, a leader of the Association of Andean Women (AMA) and was one of the 1,000 women candidates for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. She said that she will seek to legislate in favor of the development of poor communities from the southern Andes and the decentralization process in the country. Moreover, she will seek to monitor regional governments and to battle against corruption.
She was elected to the Peruvian Congress in 2006, where she was the second Peruvian parliamentarian who was sworn in in Quechua, immediately after her fellow congresswoman Hilaria Supa, for which both were sharply criticized by Martha Hildebrandt and some other members of Congress.