|Head of Government of Mexico City|
5 December 1997 – 28 September 1999
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Rosario Robles|
|National President of PRD|
|Succeeded by||Roberto Robles Garnica|
|Governor of Michoacán|
15 September 1980 – 14 September 1986
|Preceded by||Carlos Torres Manzo|
|Succeeded by||Luis Martínez Villicaña|
|Senator of the Republic of Mexico|
1 September 1976 – 15 September 1980
|Preceded by||Norberto Mora Plancarte|
|Succeeded by||Antonio Martínez Báez|
|Born||1 May 1934|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Political party||PRI (Before 1989)|
|Children||Cuauhtémoc, Camila and Lazaro Cardenas Batel|
|Alma mater||Colegio Williams|
National Autonomous University of Mexico
|Profession||Civil Engineer Politician|
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano (Spanish pronunciation: [kwauˈtemok ˈkarðenas]; born May 1, 1934) is a Mexican politician. He was a former Head of Government of the Federal District and a founder of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).
Cárdenas ran for the presidency of Mexico three times. His 1988 loss to the Institutional Revolutionary Party candidate by the narrowest of margins had long been considered a direct result of electoral fraud, later acknowledged by President Miguel de la Madrid.
References[change | change source]
- Thompson, Ginger (9 March 2004). "Ex-President in Mexico Casts New Light on Rigged 1988 Election" – via NYTimes.com.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas at Wikimedia Commons
- PBS: Charles Krause interviews Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas
- (in Spanish) Biography on Televisa's website.
- (in Spanish) Government of the Mexican Federal District: Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas.
- (in Spanish) Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, A progressive proposal.