Alfonso Durazo

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Alfonso Durazo Montaño (born 11 July 1954) is a Mexican politician and was member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who served as chief spokesman and private secretary of President Vicente Fox.

Durazo holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a bachelor's degree in law from the Metropolitan Autonomous University. From 1992 to 1993 he served as private secretary of the Secretary of Social Development Luis Donaldo Colosio; when Colosio became the PRI candidate to the presidency of Mexico. Durazo continued to serve as Colosio's private secretary.

In May 2000 he resigned from the PRI and joined the presidential campaign of Vicente Fox. Fox appointed Durazo as his private secretary after the July 2000 election and also became the presidential spokesman in 2003.[1] Durazo resigned from his positions in 2004 and heavily criticised Fox's administration.[1]

On March 2006 Durazo announced that he will be joining Andrés Manuel López Obrador's presidential campaign. On that year he was nominated Candidate for Senator in his home state, Sonora. On January 2012 he joined again López Obrador's presidential campaign as General Manager in the State of Sonora.

As of 2013 he served as Deputy of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Sonora.


  1. ^ a b "Mexico president's chief of staff resigns". USA Today. 2004-07-05. Retrieved 2010-08-06.