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Vicente Fox

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Vicente Fox
Vicente Fox in 2005.
55th President of Mexico
In office
December 1, 2000 – November 30, 2006
Preceded byErnesto Zedillo
Succeeded byFelipe Calderón
Governor of Guanajuato
In office
September 25, 1995 – September 25, 1999
Preceded byCarlos Medina Plascencia
Succeeded byRamón Martín Huerta
Co-President of Centrist Democrat International
along side Pier Ferdinando Casini
Assumed office
Personal details
Vicente Fox Quesada

(1942-07-02) July 2, 1942 (age 81)
San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Political partyNational Action Party (PAN)
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Spouse(s)Lilian de la Concha (divorced)
Marta Sahagún
Alma materUniversidad Iberoamericana
Harvard University
OccupationBusinessman; Politician

Vicente Fox Quesada (born July 2, 1942) is a Mexican politician. He was 55th President of Mexico from December 1, 2000 to November 30, 2006. Fox is currently co-president of the Centrist Democrat International. It is an international organization of Christian democratic political parties.

President of Mexico (2000-2006)[change | change source]

Fox was elected President of Mexico in the 2000 presidential election, a historically important election that made him the first president elected from an opposition party since Francisco I. Madero in 1910. He was the first opposition party member in 71 years to defeat the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He won with 42 percent of the vote.

Personal life[change | change source]

After being President of Mexico for six years, President Fox returned to his home state of Guanajuato. He lives there with his wife and family. Since leaving the presidency, Vicente Fox has been involved in public speaking and the construction of the Vicente Fox Center of Studies, Library and Museum.

Criticisms of Donald Trump[change | change source]

Since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Fox emerged as an outspoken critic of Republican President of the United States Donald Trump.[1][2][3]

United States presidential election, 2020[change | change source]

In September 2017, Fox said that he will run for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election as an Independent.[4] Fox however cannot be president because he was not born in the United States and said that his candidacy is only satirical.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vicente Fox apologizes to Trump for wall outburst". Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  2. "Vicente Fox on Trump: 'Please wake up, America'". Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  3. Nelson, Rebecca (19 September 2016). "Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico, Has a Few Thoughts on Donald Trump".
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Vicente Fox is Running for President of the United States". Super Deluxe. September 7, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.