Jesús Murillo Karam

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Jesús Murillo Karam
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Attorney General of Mexico
In office
4 December 2012 – 27 February 2015
PresidentEnrique Peña Nieto
Preceded byMarisela Morales
Succeeded byArely Gómez González
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 September 2012 – 4 December 2012
Preceded byÓscar Martín Arce Paniagua
Succeeded byFrancisco Arroyo Vieyra
Governor of Hidalgo
In office
April 1, 1993 – October 28, 1998
Preceded byAdolfo Lugo
Succeeded byHumberto Lugo Gil
Personal details
Born (1948-03-02) March 2, 1948 (age 74)
Real del Monte, Hidalgo
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
Alma materAutonomous University of Hidalgo State

Jesús Murillo Karam (born March 2, 1947) is a Mexican lawyer and politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).[1] He served as governor of the state of Hidalgo from 1993 to 1998. In 1998 he became Undersecretary of Public Security and then joined the campaign of Francisco Labastida for President of Mexico in the year 2000. He is of Lebanese[2][3][4] descent.

In 2006 he was elected senator for his state and in February 2007 as secretary general of his party with Beatriz Paredes as president. He was president of the Commission of Interior in the Mexican Senate. In September 2012, he was elected member of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress as the President of the Chamber of Deputies. He later resigned this position to become Attorney General of Mexico.

He became Attorney General of Mexico (PGR) on 4 December 2012 and resigned on February 27, 2015, to head another Secretary.[5]

Political offices
Preceded by Senator in the LX Legislature of the Mexican Congress
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Hidalgo
Succeeded by

* Requested a license to leave his post to serve as secretary general of his party.


  1. ^ Grayson, George W. (2010). Mexico: narco-violence and a failed state?. Transaction Publishers. p. 145. ISBN 978-1-4128-1151-4. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Jesús Murillo Karam, artífice del triunfo presidencial". 2 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2014-09-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ Torres, Manuel (4 December 2012). "Jesús Murillo Karam es ratificado por el Senado como nuevo procurador". CNNMéxico (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 December 2012.