Fausto Vallejo

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Fausto Vallejo y Figueroa
Governor of Michoacán
In office
February 15, 2012 – June 19, 2014
Preceded by Leonel Godoy Rangel
Succeeded by Salvador Jara Guerrero
Personal details
Born (1949-05-17) May 17, 1949 (age 68)
Morelia, Michoacán
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 June 18, 2014, he announced he was stepping down as governor to take care of his health.[1][2]

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,[3] Vallejo narrowly defeated PAN gubernatorial candidate Luisa María Calderón, the sister of Mexican President Felipe Calderón, by less than 3% of the vote.[4] Calderón, who led most opinion polls prior to the election,[4] alleged that drug traffickers based in Michoacán had helped tip the election in Fausto Vallejo's favor.[4] A third candidate, Silvano Aureoles of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), placed a distant third with 29%.[4][5]

In August 2014, his son Rodrigo Vallejo Mora was arrested after a video surfaced of him meeting with Servando Gómez Martínez, fugitive leader of the Knights Templar Cartel, a criminal organization based in Michoacán.[6]

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  1. ^ Wilkinson, Tracy (18 June 2014). "Governor in Mexico's troubled Michoacan state steps down". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
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  3. ^ Victoria de Fausto Vallejo
  4. ^ a b c d Wilkinson, Tracy (2011-11-14). "Mexico president's sister apparently defeated in Michoacan vote". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  5. ^ Tucker, Duncan (2011-11-18). "PRI wins tight Michoacan election". Guadalajara Reporter. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  6. ^ Wilkinson, Tracy (13 August 2013). "Embarrassing video costs Mexican politician Luis Villarreal his job". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 September 2014.