Cuitláhuac García Jiménez

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Cuitláhuac García Jiménez
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Governor of Veracruz
Assumed office
1 December 2018
Preceded byMiguel Ángel Yunes
Deputy of the Congress of the Union
for Veracruz’s 10th Electoral District
In office
11 July 2016 – 27 December 2017
Preceded bySergio René Cancino Barffusón
Succeeded bySergio René Cancino Barffusón
In office
1 September 2015 – 3 February 2016
Preceded byUriel Flores Aguayo
Succeeded bySergio René Cancino Barffusón
Personal details
Born (1968-04-18) 18 April 1968 (age 51)
Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Political partyMorena logo (Mexico).svg MORENA
Alma materUniversidad Veracruzana
Instituto Politécnico Nacional
University of Manchester
Hamburg University of Technology
ProfessionMechanical Engineer

Cuitláhuac García Jiménez (born 18 April 1968) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) who currently serves as Governor of Veracruz. Previously, he represented Veracruz as a federal deputy in the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

García was born in the Veracruz state capital of Xalapa and received a degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from the Universidad Veracruzana in 1991, followed by master's degrees from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional and the University of Manchester.[1] In 2004, he obtained a doctoral degree from the Hamburg University of Technology.[1] García has taught at the Escuela Normal Superior Veracruzana Doctor Manuel Suárez Trujillo and the Universidad Veracruzana.[2]

Political career[edit]

García's first political experience was in the Mexican Socialist Party (PMS), where he became a follower of party leader Heberto Castillo. When the PMS was essentially replaced by the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) in 1989, he remained with the party as a representative and national councilor.[3] In 2013, he became one of MORENA's founding members.[1]

In 2015, García successfully ran for the Chamber of Deputies for the LXIII Legislature from Veracruz's tenth district, covering voters in Xalapa. He initially served on the Justice Commission, an assignment he left when he took leave from the federal legislature in order to run for Governor of Veracruz in 2016.[1] Competing alone for MORENA, García garnered 26.39 percent of the vote, finishing third behind candidates Héctor Yunes Landa and winner Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares. After the failed gubernatorial bid, García returned to the Chamber of Deputies with just one secretarial commission post, on the Navy Commission.[1]

In order to align itself with the federal electoral calendar, Veracruz held gubernatorial elections again in 2018, with García running as the candidate for the Juntos Haremos Historia coalition, headlined by MORENA.[4] The 2018 gubernatorial bid bore fruit, with exit polls on election night putting him ahead of Miguel Ángel Yunes Márquez, the son of Yunes Linares, and the other candidates in the race.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Perfil del legislador" (in Spanish). Legislative Information System. Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "¿Quién es Cuitláhuac García?". El Economista (in Spanish). 1 July 2018. Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Cuitláhuac García Jiménez". Imagen del Golfo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  4. ^ Zavaleta, Noé (2 January 2018). "Por segunda ocasión, Cuitláhuac García buscará la gubernatura de Veracruz". Proceso (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2 July 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Cuitláhuac García se dice ganador en Veracruz". Noticieros Televisa (in Spanish). 1 July 2018. Archived from the original on 9 July 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.