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  Calderón Hinojosa, Felipe
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationMéxico Libre  
 
NameFelipe Calderón Hinojosa
Address
Morelia, Michoacan , Mexico
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born August 18, 1962 (57 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedE Pluribus Unum
Jun 29, 2020 08:46am
Tags Hispanic - Anti-Euthanasia - Capitalist - Conservative - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Married - Catholic -
InfoFelipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa is the son of Luis Calderón Vega and María del Carmen Hinojosa González. He received a bachelor's degree in law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, has a master's degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He is married to Margarita Zavala, currently on leave of absence from her position as a PAN deputy, and has three children.

He was a local representative in the Legislative Assembly, and on two different occasions in the federal Chamber of Deputies. He ran for the governorship of Michoacán in 1995 and served as national president of the PAN from 1996 to 1999. During his tenure, his party maintained control of 14 state capitals but also lost presence in the federal chamber of deputies.

Soon after Vicente Fox took office as president, Calderón was appointed director of Banobras, a national development bank. Later on he joined the presidential cabinet as Secretary of Energy, substituting Ernesto Martens. He left the post in May 2004 as a protest against Vicente Fox's criticizing his presidential ambitions while supporting those of Santiago Creel.

Felipe Calderón was chosen as the PAN presidential candidate by members of his own party in a series of three primary elections at the end of 2005. In these elections, he defeated the former Secretary of the Interior, Santiago Creel, and the former Governor of Jalisco, Alberto Cárdenas by a comfortable margin.

On 2 July 2006, the day of the election, the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) announced that the race was too close to call and chose not to make public a large and well-designed exit poll. However, as the preliminary results of the unofficial PREP database made clear the next morning, Felipe Calderon had a small lead which was confirmed July 6, 2006 by the IFE as the final vote count in the presidential election, resulting in a narrow margin of victory for Calderón over his closest contender, PRD candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador. López Obrador and his party allege irregularities in over 30% of the country's polling stations, and demanded a national recount of the election. However, the Federal Electoral Tribunal, in a unanimous vote, has declared such recount as impossible by law.

A devout, conservative Roman Catholic, Calderon opposes abortion, euthanasia, contraception, and gay rights. His proposed fiscal policies are conservative, as well; he supports a flat tax and free trade, particularly with the United States.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
04/24/2010-04/29/2010 Consulta Mitofsky 55.50% ( 9.6) 42.30% ( 9.5) 2.20% ( 0.1)
11/20/2009-11/22/2009 El Universal 50.40% ( 17.6) 32.80% ( 11.8) 16.80% ( 5.8)
11/13/2009-11/15/2009 GEA-ISA 52.00% ( 2.0) 46.00% ( 8.0) 2.00% ( 6.0)
05/22/2009-05/24/2009 Reforma 69.00% ( 5.0) 25.00% ( 2.0) 6.00% ( 3.0)
04/18/2009-04/20/2009 Consulta Mitofsky 65.10% ( 2.7) 32.80% ( 3.1) 2.10% ( 0.4)
03/27/2009-03/30/2009 Consulta Mitofsky 67.80% ( 9.0) 29.70% ( 9.9) 2.50% ( 0.9)
03/06/2009-03/09/2009 GEA-ISA 54.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
11/21/2008-11/24/2008 Reforma 64.00% ( 2.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
10/11/2008-10/12/2008 GEA-ISA 54.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
08/15/2008-08/19/2008 Consulta Mitofsky 58.80% ( 6.2) 39.60% ( 8.6) 1.60% ( 2.4)

BOOKS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 23, 2011 08:10pm Speculative Does Mexico's president want to legalize marijuana?  Article Jason 
May 21, 2010 03:45pm Video Standing Ovation for Calderon Slamming Arizona  Not Available Jason 
Oct 19, 2009 10:15am General Mexico's Calderón Takes on Big Labor  Article Jason 
Dec 03, 2006 11:50am Poll Calderón is Legitimate President, Say Mexicans  Article Ralphie 
Dec 02, 2006 09:00am News Calderon inaugurated while lawmakers brawl  Article Ralphie 
Nov 30, 2006 06:00am News Calderon Assumes Mexican Presidency, In Midnight Ceremony  Article Ralphie 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 10.00000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Margarita Zavala Gómez del Campo Jan 00, 1993-
Father Luis Calderón Vega 1911-1989
Sister Luisa María de Guadalupe Calderón Hinojosa 1965-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  07/02/2006 Mexican President Won 35.89% (+0.58%)
  09/11/2005 Mexico President - PAN Primary Won 51.67% (+19.84%)
  09/01/2003 MEX Secretary of Energy Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/08/1996 National Action Party - Leadership Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/15/1995 Michoacan Governor Lost 25.49% (-13.40%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Proposition 19 - Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law - Nov 02, 2010 NO No