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Portes Gil, Emilio

Emilio Cándido Portes Gil

b. 3 Oct 1891, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
d. 10 Dec 1978, Mexico City

Title: Presidente Constitucional Provisional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (Constitutional Provisional President of the Mexican United States) [1]
Term: 1 Dec 1928 - 5 Feb 1930
Chronology: 25 Sep 1928, elected by voting of the Electoral College consisted of all members of the thirty-third Congreso de la Unión (Congress of the Union), salón de Sesiones de la Cámara de Diputados, Mexico City [2]
  24:00 30 Nov 1928, sworn in, joint session of the thirty-third Congreso de la Unión (Congress of the Union), Estadio Nacional, Mexico City [3]
  00:00 1 Dec 1928, commencement of term
  5 Feb 1930, expiration of term
Biography:

As constitutional amendments provided for non-immediate reelection, Álvaro Obregón won the presidency on July 1, 1928. However, on July 17 he was assassinated by artist José de León Toral during a political breakfast in the La Bombilla restaurant in Mexico City. On September 5, 1928, President Calles called the generals to the national palace and endorsed Secretary of the Interior Emilio Portes Gil for the presidency. In full agreement with the army, the chambers of Congress on September 25, 1928, elected Portes Provisional President by an unanimous vote, who then called for special elections for the period 1930-1934. Biography source: []

Elections:
Candidate Vote (25 Sep 1928)
Emilio Cándido Portes Gil 277

[1] In the circumstances when the President-elect (Álvaro Obregón) was assassinated and the Congress was in session, the Constitution required the election of a Presidente Interino. However, upon his election Portes Gil was proclaimed Presidente Provisional and used this style throughout his term.
[2] Diario de los Debates de la Cámara de Diputados del Congreso de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos - Año I - Período Ordinario XXXIII Legislatura - Tomo I - Número 12.
[3] Diario de los Debates de la Cámara de Diputados del Congreso de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos - Año I - Período Ordinario XXXIII Legislatura - Tomo I - Número 40.
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