Francisco Labastida

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Labastida and the second or maternal family name is Ochoa.
Francisco Labastida
Personal details
Born Francisco Labastida Ochoa
(1942-08-14) August 14, 1942 (age 71)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Political party PRI
Parents Gloria Ochoa de Labastida
Dr. Eduardo Labastida Kofahl

Francisco Labastida Ochoa (born August 14, 1942) is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), who became the first presidential candidate of his party to lose a presidential election, which he did in the 2000 presidential election to Vicente Fox.

He was born to Gloria Ochoa de Labastida and Dr. Eduardo Labastida Kofahl. His wife, Dr. Teresa Uriarte, was director of UNAM's Institute of Aesthetics Research. His great-grandfather fought on the side of Former Mexican President Benito Juárez in the War of Reform, and his grandfather was Governor of Sinaloa as well as federal deputy.

Just like his grandfather, he was governor of his state (1987–1992) defeating Manuel Clouthier (of the PAN) by 40% of the votes. He was Secretary of Energy during the administration of Miguel de la Madrid.

He was also Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of the Interior during the administration of Ernesto Zedillo.

After losing the 2000 presidential election by a small margin he served as president of the Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo de México. In the general election of July 2, 2006, he was elected to the Senate for the PRI, representing the state of Sinaloa.[1]




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Preceded by
José Adalberto Castro (PRI)
Martha Sofía Tamayo (PRI)
Joaquín Montaño (PAN)
Senator for Sinaloa in the LX and LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress
(serving with Mario López Valdéz (PRI)
and María Serrano Serrano (PAN)

2006 - 2012
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ernesto Zedillo
PRI presidential candidate
2000 (lost)
Succeeded by
Roberto Madrazo
Preceded by
Emilio Chuayffet
Secretary of the Interior
Succeeded by
Diódoro Carrasco
Preceded by
Antonio Toledo Corro
Governor of Sinaloa
Succeeded by
Renato Vega Alvarado