|Fausto Vallejo y Figueroa|
|Governor of Michoacán|
February 15, 2012 – June 19, 2014
|Preceded by||Leonel Godoy Rangel|
|Succeeded by||Salvador Jara Guerrero|
May 17, 1949 |
|Political party||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
|Alma mater||Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo|
Fausto Vallejo Figueroa (born May 17, 1949 in Morelia, Michoacán) is a Mexican lawyer, politician, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and former governor of Michoacán. He has served three times as mayor of Morelia, Michoacán (1994–1995, 2002–2004 and 2008–2011). On Wed June the 18th of 2014 he announced he is stepping down as governor to take care of his health.
Vallejo ran for the governorship of Michoacán in the November 13, 2011, gubernatorial election. According to the official results he won the election with 35.39% of the votes, Vallejo narrowly defeated PAN gubernatorial candidate Luisa María Calderón, the sister of Mexican President Felipe Calderón, by less than 3% of the vote. Calderón, who led most opinion polls prior to the election, alleged that drug traffickers based in Michoacán had helped tip the election in Fausto Vallejo's favor. A third candidate, Silvano Aureoles of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), placed a distant third with 29%.
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