Ortiz Rubio, Pascual

Pascual Ortiz Rubio

b. 1877, Morelia, Michoacán
d. 1963, Mexico City

Title: Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (Constitutional President of the Mexican United States)
Term: 5 Feb 1930 - 4 Sep 1932
Chronology: 17 Nov 1929, elected by general indirect voting [1]
  12:00 (noon) 5 Feb 1930, sworn in, joint session of the thirty-third Congreso de la Unión (Congress of the Union), Estadio Nacional, Mexico City [2]; commencement of term [1]
  4 Sep 1932, letter of resignation (dated 2 Sep 1932) submitted and accepted by voting of the thirty-fifth Congress of the Union, effective immediately, joint session of the Congress, salón de Sesiones de la Cámara de Diputados, Mexico City [3]
Biography:

The elections held in November 1929 were won by the engineer Pascual Ortiz Rubio, the first official presidential candidate of the National Revolutionary party (PNR), who received 94 percent of popular vote over Jose Vasconcelos, nominated by the National Anti-Reelection party. Pascual Ortiz was forced to resign after his differences with the strongman of the period, Plutarco Elias Calles, made his government untenable. His resignation (dated 2 Sep 1932) was accepted by the Congress on 4 Sep 1932. It gave way to the Sonorense businessman and general, Abelardo L. Rodriguez.

Elections:
Candidate (Party) Vote (17 Nov 1929)
Pascual Ortiz Rubio (Partido Nacional Revolucionario) 1,825,732
José Vasconcelos Calderón (Partido Nacional Antirreeleccionista) 105,655
Pedro de Verona Rodríguez Triana (Bloque Nacional Obrero y Campesino) 19,665

[1] Diario de los Debates de la Cámara de Diputados del Congreso de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos - Año II - Período Ordinario XXXIII Legislatura - Tomo V - Número 33. The election results were approved by the resolution of the Cámara de Diputados del Congreso de la Unión (Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union) provisionally transformed into the Electoral College (28 Nov 1929). The same resolution fixed the presidentail term as lasting from 5 Feb 1930 to 30 Nov 1934.
[2] Diario de los Debates de la Cámara de Diputados del Congreso de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos - Año II - Período Extraordinario XXXIII Legislatura - Tomo VI - Número 3.
[3] Diario de los Debates de la Cámara de Diputados del Congreso de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos - Año I - Período Extraordinario XXXV Legislatura - Tomo I - Número 7.
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