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Vicente Fox
Governor, Guanajuato, Mexico; Declared Presidential Candidate for the Presidency of Mexico
 

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  • Saturday, October 31st, 1:00 - 2:30PM, Reinventing Politics for the 21st Century
  • Saturday, October 31st, 7:00 - 9:00PM, Awards: Second Annual State of the World Forum Awards

Biography:

The Governor of Guanajuato, Vicente Fox is a potential Mexican President and crusader against one-party rule in Mexico. Having reformed Guanajuato by uprooting the current political system altogether, Fox hopes to do the same for Mexico as President.

He became a member of the Federal Chamber of Deputies in 1988 as a National Action Party (PAN) representative. After becoming disenchanted with national politics, Fox returned home to Guanajuato to run for the governor-ship in 1991. Fox's 1991 campaign was doomed to failure with Mexico's President Salinas undermining Fox and diverting support away from him. Despite this Fox still enjoyed great popularity - had the election not been marred by wholesale electoral fraud, Fox would have been named Governor. In a 1995 landslide victory, with two thirds of the vote, Fox finally became Guanajuato's Governor.

Prior to entering Mexican politics, Fox worked his way up the Coca-Cola hierarchy in Mexico, eventually becoming Coca-Cola Mexico's President, before returning to his family's farm in Guanajuato to run Grupo Fox -- a conglomerate exporting shoes and vegetables.

Vincente Fox is a 1998 recipient of the State of The World Forum Award.

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Article about Vicente Fox

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