Vicente Fox facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Vicente Fox
Vicente Fox WEF 2003 cropped.jpg
55th President of Mexico
In office
December 1, 2000 – November 30, 2006
Preceded by Ernesto Zedillo
Succeeded by Felipe Calderón
Governor of Guanajuato
In office
September 25, 1995 – September 25, 1999
Preceded by Carlos Medina Plascencia
Succeeded by Ramón Martín Huerta
Co-President of Centrist Democrat International
along side Pier Ferdinando Casini
Assumed office
Personal details
Vicente Fox Quesada

July 2, 1942 (1942-07-02) (age 78)
San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Political party National Action Party (PAN)
Spouse(s) Lilian de la Concha (divorced)
Marta Sahagún
Alma mater Universidad Iberoamericana
Harvard University
Occupation Businessman; Politician

Vicente Fox Quesada (born July 2, 1942) is a Mexican politician. He was President of Mexico from 1 December 2000 to 30 November 2006. Fox is currently co-president of the Centrist Democrat International. It is an international organization of Christian democratic political parties.

Fox was elected President of Mexico in the 2000 presidential election, a historically important election that made him the first president elected from an opposition party since Francisco I. Madero in 1910. He was the first opposition party member in 71 years to defeat the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He won with 42 percent of the vote.

After being President of Mexico for six years, President Fox returned to his home state of Guanajuato. He lives there with his wife and family. Since leaving the presidency, Vicente Fox has been involved in public speaking and the construction of the Vicente Fox Center of Studies, Library and Museum.

Images for kids

Vicente Fox Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.