Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

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Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas
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Head of Government of Mexico City
In office
5 December 1997 – 28 September 1999
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byRosario Robles
National President of PRD
In office
1989–1993
Succeeded byRoberto Robles Garnica
Governor of Michoacán
In office
15 September 1980 – 14 September 1986
Preceded byCarlos Torres Manzo
Succeeded byLuis Martínez Villicaña
Senator of the Republic of Mexico
In office
1 September 1976 – 15 September 1980
Preceded byNorberto Mora Plancarte
Succeeded byAntonio Martínez Báez
ConstituencyMichoacán
Personal details
Born (1934-05-01) 1 May 1934 (age 85)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyPRI (Before 1989)
PRD (1989-2014)
Independent (2014-present)
Spouse(s)Celeste Batel
ChildrenCuauhtémoc, Camila and Lazaro Cardenas Batel
Alma materColegio Williams
National Autonomous University of Mexico
ProfessionCivil 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.[1]

Cárdenas previously served as a Senator, having been elected in 1976 to represent the state of Michoacán and also as the Governor of Michoacán between 1980-1986.

References[change | change source]

  1. Thompson, Ginger (9 March 2004). "Ex-President in Mexico Casts New Light on Rigged 1988 Election" – via NYTimes.com.

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