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Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado

Miguel de la Madrid
President of Mexico
Term of Office:December 1, 1982 - December 1, 1988
Preceded by:José López Portillo
Succeeded by:Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Date of Birth12 December 1934
Place of Birth:Colima
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
First Lady: Paloma Cordero Tapia
Political Party:Partido Revolucionario Institucional

Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado (born December 12, 1934) was President of Mexico, from the PRI, from December 1, 1982 to December 1, 1988.

De la Madrid studied law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

He worked for Mexico's central bank and taught law at the UNAM before securing a position at the treasury in 1965. Between 1970 and 1972 he was employed by Pemex, Mexico's state-owned petroleum company, after which he held several other bureaucratic posts in the government of Luis Echeverría Álvarez. In 1976 he was chosen to serve in José López Portillo's cabinet as secretary of budget and planning.

He was president after López Portillo. He won the elections that took place on July 4, 1981, and took office the following December.

The next president was Carlos Salinas.

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