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
Assumed office
8 December 2012
Preceded by Juan Sabines Guerrero
Personal details
Born (1980-04-07) 7 April 1980 (age 37)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico
Political party PVE dark logo (Mexico).svg PVEM
Spouse(s) Anahí Puente
(m. 2015)
Children Manuel 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