Ernesto Zedillo

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Birthday
27, 1951
Birthplace
Mexico
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
Mexico

About

Affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party, this Mexican politician held office from 1994 until 2000 as his country's 54th President. Previously, he had served as both Secretary of Education (from 1992 until 1993) and Secretary of Programming and Budget (from 1988 until 1992).

Before Fame

After earning a degree in economics from Mexico's National Polytechnic Institute, he received a PhD in the same field from Yale University. He subsequently began a career with the Bank of Mexico.

Trivia

He took office following a series of political assassinations and at the beginning of a major Mexican financial crisis. United States President Bill Clinton lent the Mexican government twenty billion dollars to alleviate the latter problem.

Family Life

His marriage to Nilda Patricia Velasco resulted in four sons and one daughter.

Associated With

He was succeeded in office by National Action Party candidate Vicente Fox; Fox remained President of Mexico until 2006.