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Marcelo Ebrard

Marcelo Ebrard

Incumbent
Assumed office 
4 December 2006
Preceded by Alejandro Encinas

Born October 10, 1959 (1959-10-10) (age 50)
Mexico City
Political party Party of the Democratic Revolution
Spouse(s) Mariagna Prats
Residence Mexico City

Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón (born on October 10, 1959 in Mexico City) is the current Head of Government of the Federal District since December 5, 2006. He is a Mexican politician affiliated to the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) who served as Secretary-General of the former Mexican Federal District Department, minister of public security and minister of social development of the Mexican capital. He was the successful candidate of the PRD-led electoral alliance to serve as Head of Government of the Federal District in the 2006 Federal District election.

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Personal life and education

Ebrard is the son of architect Marcelo Ebrard Maure and Marcela Casaubon. He received a bachelor's degree in international relations from El Colegio de M√©xico, and specialized in public administration and planning at the √Čcole nationale d'administration of France. He was married to Francesca Ramos Morgan and had two daughters and one son: Francesca, Anne Dominique, and Marcelo Ebrard Ramos. He later divorced and married Mexican soap-opera actress Mariagna Prats.

Political career

Ebrard became a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in 1978. After volunteering in the presidential campaigns of 1976 and 1982, serving as an advisor to the secretary-general in 1988 and being elected to the Chamber of Deputies, Ebrard Casaubon left the PRI with Manuel Camacho in 1995 to found the now-extinct Party of the Democratic Center (PCD). In 2000 he briefly campaigned for the 2000 Head of Government election for the PCD before stepping down in March 2000 and throwing his support behind Andrés Manuel López Obrador as the candidate of the multi-party Alliance for Mexico City.

Following the election, he joined López Obrador's cabinet as secretary of public security in 2000 and became a member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution on September 12, 2004.

On July 8, 2006 French newspaper Le Monde ran an article indicating that Ebrard as an emerging leader of the Mexican Left. Manuel Camacho, for whom Ebrard is a political protégé, has a reputation for running articles in foreign newspapers to indicate his political intentions. Many have seen this as an attempt to dismiss López Obrador and now rely on Ebrard to win the presidency in the 2012 presidential elections. [1]

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2006 Head of Government election

Ebrard ran as the PRD's candidate for Head of Government in the Federal District election held on July 2, 2006, which he won with 47% of the votes.

Controversy

The city's chief of police, Marcelo Ebrard, and the Federal Secretary of Public Safety, Ramón Huerta, were both accused of not organizing a timely rescue effort when three undercover federal police officers were lynched by a mob in one of the capital's most impoverished suburbs in Tláhuac on November 23, 2004. After a thorough investigation, López Obrador gave Ebrard a vote of confidence, despite a request from President Fox that López Obrador relieve him of his duties. Later, using his constitutional powers, Fox fired Ebrard, in what critics believe was a politically motivated move to derail his political future.[1][2] Ramon Huerta was also implicated in the incident. Yet, Fox gave Huerta his full support, and did not remove him from office. For this incident Ebrard is currently under investigation, as are the federal authorities that also failed to act. He was later reinstated as Secretary of Social Development by López Obrador.

The death of nine youngsters and three police officers after a botched police operation in a bar where liquors were allegedly served to minors has further affected Ebrard's public image, or at least that of his collaborators.

References

Further reading

  • Diccionario biogr√°fico del gobierno mexicano (1992), Ed. Fondo de Cultura Econ√≥mica, Mexico

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Current Mexican State Governors

Aguascalientes: Luis Armando Reynoso
Baja California: José Guadalupe Osuna Millán
Baja California Sur: Narciso Ag√ļndez Monta√Īo
Campeche: Jorge Carlos Hurtado Valdez
Chiapas: Juan Sabines Guerrero
Chihuahua: José Reyes Baeza Terrazas
Coahuila: Humberto Moreira Valdés
Colima: Silverio Cavazos
Durango: Ismael Hern√°ndez
Guanajuato: Juan Manuel Oliva Ramírez

Guerrero: Carlos Zeferino Torreblanca
Hidalgo: Miguel Osorio Chong
Jalisco: Emilio Gonz√°lez M√°rquez
State of M√©xico: Enrique Pe√Īa Nieto
Michoac√°n: Leonel Godoy Rangel
Morelos: Marco Antonio Adame Castillo
Nayarit: Ney Gonz√°lez S√°nchez
Nuevo León: Natividad González Parás
Oaxaca: Ulises Ruiz Ortiz
Puebla: Mario Plutarco Marín Torres
Querétaro: Francisco Garrido Patrón

Quintana Roo: Félix González Canto
San Luis Potos√≠: Jes√ļs Marcelo de los Santos
Sinaloa: Jes√ļs Aguilar Padilla
Sonora: Guillermo Padrés Elías
Tabasco: Andrés Rafael Granier Melo
Tamaulipas: Eugenio Hern√°ndez Flores
Tlaxcala: Héctor Ortiz Ortiz
Veracruz: Fidel Herrera Beltr√°n
Yucat√°n: Ivonne Ortega Pacheco
Zacatecas: Amalia García


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