President Ernesto Zedillo Inaugurated

President Ernesto Zedillo was inaugurated as President of Mexico on December 1, 1994, with an election that was marked by fairness and high voter turnout.  Zedillo was raised in a lower middle class family, and received a scholarship to Yale University in the US.  He studied economics, and returned to Mexico to continue his public service career at the Central Bank of Mexico.  Zedillo achieved a number of political appointments through Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).  He became the Presidential nominee after the assassination of a fellow candidate.  Once viewed as an unassuming technocrat, Zedillo is credited with steadying his nation through a period of economic and political turbulence.  After his term in office, he became Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization at Yale University.

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