Manuel Velasco Coello

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Manuel Velasco Coello
Acciones de Apoyo al Empleo en el marco de la Estrategia para el Desarrollo del Sur de México.jpg
Velasco in 2012
Governor of Chiapas
In office
8 December 2012 – December 7, 2018
Preceded byJuan Sabines Guerrero
Succeeded byRutilio Escandón
President of the National Conference of Governors
Assumed office
22 May 2018
Preceded byArturo Núñez Jiménez
Senator of the Congress of the Union
for Chiapas
First Formula
In office
1 September 2006 – 28 February 2012
Preceded byJosé Antonio Aguilar Bodegas
Succeeded byLuis Armando Melgar Bravo
Deputy of the Congress of the Union
In office
1 September 2003 – 24 April 2006
Local deputy of the Congress of the State of Chiapas
In office
15 November 2001 – 31 August 2003
Personal details
Born (1980-04-07) 7 April 1980 (age 38)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico
Political partyPVE dark logo (Mexico).svg PVEM
Anahí Puente
(m. 2015)
ChildrenManuel Velasco Puente (b. 2017)

Manuel Velasco Coello (born 7 April 1980) is a Mexican politician and a member of PVEM. He has been serving as Governor of Chiapas since 2012. He is the first PVEM politician to become a governor. Prior to his governorship, he served as a state deputy, Federal deputy and Senator, each time becoming the youngest person to ever hold such office.

Life and career[edit]

Velasco was born on 7 April 1980 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas' capital. He was elected to Congress of Chiapas in 2001, becoming the youngest person to be ever elected to Chiapas' state legislature.

In 2003, he was elected Deputy of the LIX Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Chiapas.[1] At the age of 23, he became the youngest person to serve as a federal deputy. He left his Chamber seat to run for Senate, winning Chiapas' seat in the July elections. At the age of 26, Velasco set another history by becoming the youngest Senator in Mexican history.[2]

In 2012, Velasco ran on a PRI-PVEM coalition ticket in the 2012 gubernatorial election and won, becoming Chiapas' governor later that year.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Leticia Coello Garrido and José Manuel Velasco Siles and is married to actress and singer Anahí.[4]

He is the grandson of the former Governor of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco Suárez.


  1. ^ "Perfil del legislador". Legislative Information System. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Perfil del legislador". Legislative Information System. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Manuel Velasco, Gobernador Electo de Chiapas". Azteca Noticias. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Anahí y Manuel Velasco se comprometen". El Informador. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.

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Preceded by
Juan Sabines Guerrero
Governor of Chiapas
2012 — Present
Succeeded by