Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez

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Alejandro Encinas
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Senator of Mexico
Assumed office
September 1, 2012
4th Head of Government of the Federal District
In office
August 1, 2005 – December 4, 2006
Preceded by Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Succeeded by Marcelo Ebrard
Personal details
Born (1954-05-13) May 13, 1954 (age 64)
Mexico City
Political party Independent (2015-present)
Other political
Democratic Revolution (Before 2015)
Residence State of Mexico

Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez (born May 13, 1954)[1] is a left-wing Mexican politician previously affiliated with the Party of the Democratic Revolution, the Unified Socialist Party of Mexico, the Mexican Socialist Party and the Mexican Communist Party. He served as the 4th Head of Government of the Federal District from 2005 to 2006. Encinas serves in the upper house of Congress as senator representing the State of Mexico.

Alejandro Encinas has a degree in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is a former researcher of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and served twice in the Chamber of Deputies (1985–1988 and 1991–1994).

In 2000 he ran for chief administrator (Spanish: delegado) of Álvaro Obregón, a borough of Mexico City. He lost against the conservative Luis Eduardo Zuno Chavira.

Encinas served in the cabinet of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) until AMLO's resignation. He was the Head of Government of the Federal District from August 1, 2005, to December 4, 2006. He was succeeded by Marcelo Ebrard.

Encinas' provided official support for López Obrador's presidential campaign during the Mexican general election, 2006, and later support of the blockade of avenues in Mexico City.[citation needed]

He is also the Minister of Environment, Minister of Economic Development, Government Secretary and Head of Government of the Federal District.[2]


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Preceded by
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Head of Government of the Federal District
2005— 2006
Succeeded by
Marcelo Ebrard