Vicente Fox facts for kids
|55th President of Mexico|
December 1, 2000 – November 30, 2006
|Preceded by||Ernesto Zedillo|
|Succeeded by||Felipe Calderón|
|Governor of Guanajuato|
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
|Born||Vicente Fox Quesada
July 2, 1942
San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato, Mexico
|Political party||National Action Party (PAN)|
|Spouse(s)||Lilian de la Concha (divorced)
|Alma mater||Universidad Iberoamericana
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.
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