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List of famous politicians from Mexico, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Mexican politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Mexican politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Mexico and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Mexico, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list features politicians like Agustín Carstens and Francisco González de la Vega.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Mexico in order to get more information about each one.

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Aarón Sáenz Garza is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Aarón Sáenz Garza Died at 92 (1891-1983) Aarón Sáenz Garza was a Mexican politician. He was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León.

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Adalberto Madero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Adalberto Madero age 48 Adalberto Arturo Madero Quiroga is a Mexican lawyer and right-wing politician from Nuevo León who has served in the upper house of the Mexican Congress. He was the municipal president of ...more

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Adolfo Christlieb Ibarrola is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Adolfo Christlieb Ibarrola Died at 50 (1919-1969) Adolfo Christlieb Ibarrola was a Mexican lawyer and politician from Mexico City and former President of the National Action Party.

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Agustín Carstens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Agustín Carstens age 59 Agustín Guillermo Carstens Carstens is a Mexican economist who has served as Governor of the Bank of Mexico since 1 January 2010. In 2011, Carstens, along with Christine Lagarde, was one ...more

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Agustín Millán Vivero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Agustín Millán Vivero Died at 41 (1879-1920) Agustín Millán Vivero was a Mexican general and politician.

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Agustín Yáñez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Agustín Yáñez Died at 76 (1904-1980) Agustín Yáñez Delgadillo was a notable Mexican writer and politician who served as Governor of Jalisco and Secretary of Public Education during Gustavo Díaz Ordaz's ...more

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Alberto Murguia Orozco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Alberto Murguia Orozco age 62 Alberto Murguia Orozco is a Mexican businessman and politician. He is best identified as a partner of Jorge Hank Rhon in Grupo Caliente, one of Latin America's largest gaming corporations. ...more

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Alejandro González Alcocer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Alejandro González Alcocer age 66 Alejandro González Alcocer is a Mexican politician and lawyer, belonging to the National Action Party. After Alcocer studied law at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ...more

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Alejandro Poiré Romero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Alejandro Poiré Romero age 46 Alejandro Poiré Romero is a Mexican politician who served as the Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of Felipe Calderón from 17 November 2011 to 1 December 2012, following the ...more

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Alfredo García Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Alfredo García Green age 64 Alfredo García Green is a Mexican politician affiliated to the conservative National Action Party. He was the first municipal president of Loreto, Baja California Sur, following that ...more

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Alonso Ancira is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Alonso Ancira age 61 Alonso Ancira is a Mexican businessman who is the controlling shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Altos Hornos de Mexico. Ancira purchased AHMSA from the Mexican Government in 1991, when ...more

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Amalia García is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Amalia García age 66 Amalia Dolores García Medina is a Mexican politician and a former governor of Zacatecas. García was born into a political family. When she was five, her father Francisco Garcia ...more

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Ana Teresa Aranda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Ana Teresa Aranda age 63 Ana Teresa Aranda Orozco is a Mexican politician affiliated to the National Action Party who served as Director of the DIF from 2000 to 2006. In January 2006 President Vicente Fox designated her ...more

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Andrés Manuel López Obrador age 64 Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLOGrayson, George W.. "López Obrador Continues His Presidential Crusade in Chiapas". CSIS Hemisphere Focus. Retrieved ...more

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Andrés Pico is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Andrés Pico Died at 66 (1810-1876) Andrés Pico was a Californio who became a successful rancher, served as a military commander during the Mexican-American War; and was elected to the state assembly and senate after ...more

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Antonio Castro Leal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Antonio Castro Leal Died at 85 (1896-1981) Antonio Castro Leal was a Mexican diplomat and intellectual.

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Antonio López de Santa Anna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Antonio López de Santa Anna Died at 82 (1794-1876) Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón, often known as Santa Anna or López de Santa Anna and sometimes called "the Napoleon ...more

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Arnoldo Ochoa González is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Arnoldo Ochoa González age 66 Arnoldo Ochoa González is a Mexican politician, federal deputy and vice president of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico. He was a Governor of Colima in temporary period after the death in ...more

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Arsenio Farell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Arsenio Farell Died at 84 (1921-2005) Arsenio Farell Cubillas was a Mexican lawyer and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He served as Secretary of Labor in the cabinets of Miguel de la Madrid and Carlos ...more

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Arturo Warman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Arturo Warman Died at 66 (1937-2003) Arturo Warman Gryj was a Mexican anthropologist, member of the cabinets of Carlos Salinas and Ernesto Zedillo, also an author of nine books, two of which have been translated to English. He also ...more

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Arturo Zamora Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Arturo Zamora Jiménez age 61 Arturo Zamora Jiménez is a Mexican lawyer and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He is currently running as the PRI candidate to the governorship of Jalisco. ...more

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Aurora Reyes Flores is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Aurora Reyes Flores Died at 77 (1908-1985) Aurora Reyes Flores was a Mexican painter, as well as the first female exponent of Mexican muralism.

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Basilio Badillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Basilio Badillo Died at 50 (1885-1935) Basilio Vadillo was an educator and politician who served briefly as Governor of the Mexican State of Jalisco. He was born in Zapotlán, Jal., and as a young boy moved to Colima. He worked ...more

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Beatriz Paredes Rangel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Beatriz Paredes Rangel age 64 Beatriz Elena Paredes Rangel is a Mexican politician who served as president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. She was the first woman to serve as Governor of Tlaxcala and the second ...more

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Beatriz Zavala is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Beatriz Zavala age 60 María Beatriz Zavala Peniche is a Mexican politician affiliated to the National Action Party who has served in the lower and upper house of the Mexican Congress. In 2006 Felipe ...more

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Benito Juárez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Benito Juárez Died at 66 (1806-1872) Benito Pablo Juárez García, was a Mexican lawyer and politician of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca who served as the president of Mexico for five terms: 1858–1861 as interim, then ...more

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Bernardo de la Garza is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Bernardo de la Garza age 47 Bernardo de la Garza Herrera is a Mexican politician and former candidate for the Partido Verde Ecologista de México in the 2006 presidential election. He is married to Ana María ...more

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Carlos A. Madrazo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Carlos A. Madrazo Died at 54 (1915-1969) Carlos Alberto Madrazo Becerra was a reformist Mexican politician. Madrazo was born on the ranchería of Parrilla, in the state of Tabasco, to Píoquinto Madrazo López, a ...more

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Carlos Castillo Peraza is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Carlos Castillo Peraza Died at 53 (1947-2000) Carlos Enrique Castillo Peraza was an intellectual, journalist and Mexican politician, Member of the National Action Party of which he was the 15th President from 1993 to 1996. Carlos Castillo ...more

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Carlos Heredia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Carlos Heredia age 61 Carlos Heredia is a Mexican economist born in Tampico, Tamaulipas in 1956. Heredia served as a Member of Mexico's 57th Congress from 1997 to 2000. He has held senior positions with Mexico’s ...more

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Carlos Medina Plascencia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Carlos Medina Plascencia age 62 Carlos Medina Plascencia is a Mexican politician affiliated to the conservative National Action Party. He is a former mayor of León, senator and interim governor of Guanajuato. In 2005 he ...more

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César Raúl Ojeda Zubieta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
César Raúl Ojeda Zubieta age 65 César Raúl Ojeda Zubieta is a Mexican politician, member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, previously member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party; is for third ...more

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Consuelo Velázquez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Consuelo Velázquez Died at 89 (1916-2005) Consuelo Velázquez was a Mexican concert pianist, songwriter and recording artist. According to her obituary, she was 88 years old when she died. Most music resources, however, list her ...more

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Cristina Díaz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Cristina Díaz age 57 María Cristina Díaz Salazar is a Mexican lawyer and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party. She is a former municipal president of Guadalupe, Nuevo ...more

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David Alfaro Siqueiros is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
David Alfaro Siqueiros Died at 78 (1896-1974) David Alfaro Siqueiros was a Mexican social realist painter, better known for his large murals in fresco. Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, he established "Mexican ...more

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David Sánchez Camacho is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
David Sánchez Camacho age 54 David Sánchez Camacho is a Mexican politician from Mexico City. A member of the Party of the Democratic Revolution Sánchez serves as deputy in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies to ...more

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Diana Bernal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Diana Bernal Diana Rosalía Bernal Ladrón de Guevara is a Mexican jurist and politician who has served in the lower house of the Mexican Congress. Bernal studied law at the Ibero-American ...more

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Diego Rivera is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Diego Rivera Died at 71 (1886-1957) Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera was a prominent Mexican painter and the husband ...more

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Dulce María Sauri Riancho is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Dulce María Sauri Riancho age 66 Dulce María Sauri Riancho is a Mexican politician who was the first woman to serve as governor of Yucatán, from 1991 through 1994. Dulce María Sauri studied sociology at the ...more

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Eduardo Bours is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Eduardo Bours age 61 José Eduardo Robinson Bours Castelo is a Mexican businessman who served as Governor of Sonora under the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI. He is a member of the Robinson Bours family ...more

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Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza age 60 Eduardo Tomás Medina-Mora Icaza is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation. Ambassador of Mexico to the United States from 2013 to 2015. He is a Mexican lawyer who served ...more

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Egidio Torre Cantú is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Egidio Torre Cantú age 60 Egidio Torre Cantú is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He is the current governor of Tamaulipas for the term 2011 through 2016.

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Emiliano Zapata is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Emiliano Zapata Died at 40 (1879-1919) Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the founder of the agrarian movement called ...more

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Emilio González Márquez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Emilio González Márquez age 57 Emilio González Márquez is a Mexican politician affiliated to the National Action Party. He served as Governor of Jalisco.

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Emilio Portes Gil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Emilio Portes Gil Died at 88 (1890-1978) Emilio Cándido Portes Gil was President of Mexico from 1928 to 1930.

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Emilio Rabasa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Emilio Rabasa Died at 74 (1856-1930) José Emilio Rabasa Estebanell was a prominent 19th century Mexican writer, diplomat and liberal politician. He wrote extensively on Constitutional Law, served as Governor of Chiapas, as ...more

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Enrique Ibarra Pedroza is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Enrique Ibarra Pedroza age 65 Juan Enrique Ibarra Pedroza is a Mexican politician who in 2006 ran as the Party of the Democratic Revolution candidate to the 2006 Jalisco gubernatorial election. Ibarra holds a bachelor's ...more

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Enrique Peña Nieto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Enrique Peña Nieto age 51 Enrique Peña Nieto is a Mexican politician and currently holds the office of President of Mexico. His six-year term began in 2012. He is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party ...more

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Ernesto Cordero Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Ernesto Cordero Arroyo age 49 Ernesto Javier Cordero Arroyo is a Mexican politician. He is an actuary, a public servant and a Mexican politician affiliated to the “Partido Acción Nacional. He has been Secretary of ...more

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Ernesto Zedillo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Mexico
Ernesto Zedillo age 66 Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León is a Mexican economist and politician. He served as President of Mexico from December 1, 1994 to November 30, 2000, as the last of the uninterrupted 70-year ...more