Alejandro Murat Hinojosa

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Alejandro Murat Hinojosa
Alejandro Murat in September 2017.jpg
Murat in 2017
Governor of Oaxaca
Assumed office
December 1, 2016
PresidentEnrique Peña Nieto
Preceded byGabino Cué Monteagudo
Director-General of INFONAVIT
In office
1 December 2012 – 1 December 2015
Preceded byVíctor Manuel Borrás Setién
Succeeded byDavid Penchyna Grub
Personal details
Born (1975-08-04) August 4, 1975 (age 43)
State of Mexico, Mexico
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s)Ivette Moran
EducationITAM, Columbia

Alejandro Ismael Murat Hinojosa (born August 4, 1975) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He was elected Governor of Oaxaca in 2016 and took office on December 1, 2016.


Murat Hinojosa was born on August 4, 1975 in the State of Mexico; his father, José Murat Casab, was also a PRI politician who served as governor of Oaxaca from 1998 to 2004. In 2001, he obtained his law degree from the ITAM.[1] He later received a master's degree in law from Columbia University.

He served as an alternate deputy to the LIX Legislature of the Mexican Congress for the Federal District, and on October 28, 2004, he took the place of Jorge Ortiz Alvarado when he asked to resign. In his two years in San Lázaro, he presided over the Special Commission for Competitiveness and Regional Development and also served on the Communications Commission.[1]

From 2007 to 2009, he was the director general of the Institute of Registral Functions of the State of Mexico, which oversees real estate and land transactions; from 2009 to 2011, he directed the Sistema de Radio y Televisión Mexiquense.[2] He served as housing coordinator for Enrique Peña Nieto's presidential campaign[3] and headed INFONAVIT from December 11, 2012 to December 1, 2015; during his leadership, reforms were made to the management of mortgages at the workers' housing agency.[2]

Murat resigned from INFONAVIT in order to run as the PRI candidate for governor of Oaxaca. There were several questions about whether Murat qualified for the office, given that Article 23 of the Oaxaca state constitution says that only citizens of the state can run for its elected offices.[4] The case was taken to the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, which unanimously ruled that Murat was eligible because both of his parents were born in that state, and the state constitution defines any child of a parent from Oaxaca as a citizen of that state.[5] He ran under a PRI-PVEM-Nueva Alianza coalition and won on June 5, 2016.[3]

Murat was on board the helicopter which crashed in February 2018 while surveying the damage done by the recent earthquake. 15 people were killed in the crash, but Murat and fellow politician Alfonso Navarrete Prida escaped with comparatively minor injuries.[6]

Candidate for Governor of Oaxaca 2016[edit]

In December 2015, Murat Hinojosa left his position at the head of INFONAVIT to formally announce his candidacy for the PRI candidate for Governor of Oaxaca.

He is currently Governor of the State of Oaxaca for the period 2016-2022.

He was a candidate for governor for the "Juntos hacemos más" coalition, made up of the Revolucionario Institucional, Verde Ecologista de México and Nueva Alianza parties.

Public charges[edit]

As a Plurinominal Federal Deputy in the LIX Legislature (2004-2006), by the then Federal District, 3 was present at the creation of the Special Commission for Competitiveness and Regional Development4, which he chaired.

At the local level he served as General Director of the Radio and Television System Mexiquense5 (2009-2011). From 2007 to 2009, he was General Director of the Institute of the Registry Function of his native State.

Before directing Infonavit, he served as the Housing Coordinator in the transition team of the then President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto.

He left the post of Director General of Infonavit on December 1, 2015

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Ivette Murat.


  1. ^ a b "Perfil del legislador". Legislative Information System. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b Vázquez Barrios, Mario (2015-12-01). "Deja Alejandro Murat al Infonavit". Centro Urbano.
  3. ^ a b Álvarez, José Manuel (2016-06-06). "Alejandro Murat, el "mexiquense" que gobiernará Oaxaca". Milenio. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  4. ^ Aragón, Evlin (2015-10-06). "Resolución de la SCJN no deja fuera de la contienda a Murat : CNOP". El Financiero. Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  5. ^ Torres Rodríguez, Humberto Ángel (2015-10-06). "Alejandro Murat Hinojosa es nativo del Estado de Oaxaca". Imparcial Oaxaca. Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  6. ^ Narayan, Chandrika and Gallón, Natalie (17 February 2018). "13 killed in Mexico after helicopter crashes as officials tour quake area". CNN. Retrieved 17 February 2018.