Francisco Labastida

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Francisco Labastida
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Secretary of the Interior
In office
3 January 1998 21 May 1999
President Ernesto Zedillo
Preceded by Emilio Chuayffet
Succeeded by Diódoro Carrasco Altamirano
Governor of Sinaloa
In office
1 January 1987 31 December 1992
Preceded by Antonio Toledo Corro
Succeeded by Renato Vega Alvarado
Personal details
Francisco Labastida Ochoa

(1942-08-14) August 14, 1942 (age 76)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Political party PRI Party (Mexico).svg   PRI
ParentsGloria Ochoa de Labastida
Dr. Eduardo Labastida Kofahl

Francisco Labastida Ochoa (Spanish pronunciation:  [fɾanˈsisko laβasˈtiða] ; born August 14, 1942) is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), who became the first presidential candidate of his party to lose a presidential election, which he did in the 2000 presidential election to Vicente Fox.

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Labastida was born to Gloria Ochoa de Labastida and Dr. Eduardo Labastida Kofahl. His wife, Dr. Teresa Uriarte, was director of UNAM's Institute of Aesthetics Research. His great-grandfather fought on the side of Former Mexican President Benito Juárez in the War of Reform, and his grandfather was Governor of Sinaloa as well as federal deputy.

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Just like his grandfather, Labastida served as governor of Sinaloa (19871992), defeating Manuel Clouthier of the National Action Party. During and after his tenure as governor, Labastida was accused of protecting Sinaloan drug traffickers and overlooking their criminal activities. [1]

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Labastida was Secretary of Energy during the administration of Miguel de la Madrid. He was also Secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of the Interior during the administration of Ernesto Zedillo.

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  1. Gertz, Bill (5 February 1998). "CIA Links Mexico's Interior Minister To Drug Lords". The Washington Times. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  2. Labastida profile at the Senate Archived 2007-06-10 at the Wayback Machine .
Preceded by
José Adalberto Castro (PRI)
Martha Sofía Tamayo (PRI)
Joaquín Montaño (PAN)
Senator for Sinaloa in the LX and LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress
(serving with Mario López Valdéz (PRI)
and María Serrano Serrano (PAN)

2006 - 2012
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ernesto Zedillo
PRI presidential candidate
2000 (lost)
Succeeded by
Roberto Madrazo
Preceded by
Emilio Chuayffet
Secretary of the Interior
Succeeded by
Diódoro Carrasco
Preceded by
Antonio Toledo Corro
Governor of Sinaloa
Succeeded by
Renato Vega Alvarado