|President of the United Nations Global Network on Safer Cities|
September 3, 2012
|Appointed by||Joan Clos|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|5th Head of Government of the Federal District|
December 5, 2006 – December 4, 2012
|Preceded by||Alejandro Encinas|
|Succeeded by||Miguel Ángel Mancera|
|Born||Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón
October 10, 1959
Mexico City, Mexico
|Political party||Citizens' Movement
|Spouse(s)||Francesca Ramos Morgan (?–2005)
Mariagna Pratts (2006–2011)
Rosalinda Bueso (2011–present)
|Alma mater||El Colegio de México|
Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾˈselo eˈβɾaɾð]; born October 10, 1959) is a Mexican politician affiliated until 2015 to the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and current President of the United Nations Global Network on Safer Cities. He previously served as Head of Government of the Federal District of the United Mexican States from December 2006 to December 2012. He also served as Secretary-General of the former Mexican Federal District Department, minister of public security and minister of social development of the Mexican capital. In 2010, Ebrard was nominated as the "world's best mayor" by the Project World Mayor. He was the successful candidate of the PRD-led electoral alliance to serve as Head of Government of the Federal District in the 2006 Federal District election. From 2009 to 2012, he was the Chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change.
Personal life and education
Descendent of the French emigrant wave from Barcelonette in 1915, Ebrard is the son of architect Marcelo Ebrard Maure and Marcela Casaubón. He received a bachelor's degree in international relations from El Colegio de México, and specialized in public administration and planning at the École nationale d'administration of France. He was married to Francesca Ramos Morgan and had two daughters and one son: Francesca, Anne Dominique, and Marcelo Ebrard Ramos. He later divorced and married Mexican soap-opera actress Mariagna Pratts. In April 2011, Marcelo Ebrard announced his divorce from Mariagna Pratts through an official press release. In October 7, 2011; Ebrard married for the third time, with Rosalinda Bueso, former Honduras ambassador to Mexico.
Ebrard became a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in 1978. After volunteering in the presidential campaigns of 1976 and 1982, serving as an advisor to the secretary-general in 1988 and being elected to the Chamber of Deputies, Ebrard Casaubon left the PRI with Manuel Camacho in 1995 to found the now-extinct Party of the Democratic Center (PCD). In 2000 he briefly campaigned for the 2000 Head of Government election for the PCD before stepping down in March 2000 and throwing his support behind Andrés Manuel López Obrador as the candidate of the multi-party Alliance for Mexico City.
Following the election, he joined López Obrador's cabinet as secretary of public security in 2000 and became a member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution on September 12, 2004. On July 8, 2006 French newspaper Le Monde ran an article indicating that Ebrard as an emerging leader of the Mexican Left. Manuel Camacho, for whom Ebrard is a political protégé, has a reputation for running articles in foreign newspapers to indicate his political intentions. Many have seen this as an attempt to dismiss López Obrador and now rely on Ebrard to win the presidency in the 2012 presidential elections. On December 7, 2010, he was awarded the World Mayor prize in recognition of his environmental and civil-rights initiatives within the Federal District.
2006 Head of Government election
Ebrard ran as the PRD's candidate for Head of Government in the Federal District election held on July 2, 2006, which he won with 47% of the votes.
The city's chief of police, Marcelo Ebrard, and the Federal Secretary of Public Safety, Ramón Huerta, were both accused of not organizing a timely rescue effort when three undercover federal police officers were lynched by a mob in one of the capital's most impoverished suburbs in Tláhuac on November 23, 2004. After a thorough investigation, López Obrador gave Ebrard a vote of confidence, despite a request from President Fox that López Obrador relieve him of his duties. Later, using his constitutional powers, Fox fired Ebrard, in what critics believe was a politically motivated move to derail his political future. Ramón Huerta was also implicated in the incident, yet Fox gave Huerta his full support, and did not remove him from office. For this incident Ebrard is currently under investigation, as are the federal authorities that also failed to act. He was later reinstated as Secretary of Social Development by López Obrador.
Election as Head of Global Network of Safer Cities
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- "Mayor Park of Seoul takes the helm of WMCCC from Mayor Ebrard of Mexico City". World Mayors Council on Climate Change. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
- "Ebrard y Mariagna anuncian fin de su matrimonio". El Universal. April 5, 2011.
- "Ebrard se casa hoy con Rosalinda". El Universal. October 7, 2011.
- CORRESPONDANTE, Joëlle Stolz-MEXICO (8 July 2006). "Marcelo Ebrard est élu à la mairie de Mexico et prend la tête des manifestations de la gauche" – via Le Monde.
- vom Hove, Tamm (December 7, 2010). "Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City awarded the 2010 World Mayor Prize". worldmayor.com. World Mayor Project. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
- "Marcelo Ebrard quiere revivir lengua azteca - ElPeriodicoDeMexico.Com".
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-04. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
- "Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico City Mayor, is elected President of the Global Network on Safer Cities". Metropolis.
- "Ebrard announced president of the Global Network of Safer Cities". The Global Network of Cities, Local and Regional Governments.
- "Global Network on Safer Cities". Urban Initiatives. UN HABITAT.
- "PRESS CONFERENCE TO PRESENT OUTCOME STATEMENT OF GLOBAL NETWORK ON SAFER CITIES". News and Media Division. United Nations Department of Public Information.
- Diccionario biográfico del gobierno mexicano (1992), Ed. Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico
- (in Spanish) Marcelo Ebrard's Official Website
- CityMayors profile
- (in Spanish) Marcelo Ebrard at esmas.com
- (in French) Le Monde Article on Le Monde proclaiming Ebrard as the new leader of the Mexican Left
- Wedding and Divorce Article on El Universal on how Manuel Camacho will dismiss López Obrador in favor of Marcelo Ebrard.
- Article on El Universal on Ebrard's wedding registry
- (in Spanish) Recibe el PRD capitalino pruebas de la afiliación de Marcelo Ebrard ("The Federal District PRD chapter received Marcelo Ebrard's proof of membership"), article on La Jornada