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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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