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Ernesto Zedillo

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Ernesto Zedillo in 1996.
54th President of Mexico
In office
December 1, 1994 – November 30, 2000
Preceded by Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Succeeded by Vicente Fox Quezada
Secretary of Education
In office
January 7, 1992 – November 29, 1993
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Preceded by Manuel Bartlett
Succeeded by Fernando Solana
Secretary of Programming and Budget
In office
December 1, 1988 – January 7, 1992
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Preceded by Pedro Aspe
Succeeded by Rogelio Gasca
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Born
Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León

December 27, 1951 (1951-12-27) (age 69)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political party Institutional Revolutionary
Spouse(s) Nilda Patricia Velasco
Children 5
Parents Rodolfo Zedillo Castillo
Martha Alicia Ponce de León
Residence New Haven, CT, United States
Alma mater National Polytechnic Institute (IPN)
Yale University
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Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, GColIH ( born December 27, 1951) is a Mexican economist and politician. He was 54th President of Mexico from December 1, 1994 to November 30, 2000.

He was the last Mexican president from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), a 71 year streak. He became the PRI candidate after the original nominee Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated.

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