Lorena Cuéllar Cisneros

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Lorena Cuéllar Cisneros
Federal Deputy of the Congress of the Union
Assumed office
1 September 2018
Preceded by Ricardo David García Portilla
Senator to the Congress of the Union
In office
29 August 2012 – 31 August 2018
Preceded by Minerva Hernández Ramos
Succeeded by Ana Lilia Rivera Rivera
Municipal President of Tlaxcala
In office
Personal details
Born (1962-02-20) 20 February 1962 (age 56)
Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico
Political party Worker's Party logo (Mexico).svg PT

Lorena Cuéllar Cisneros (born 20 February 1962) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the PT. She currently serves as Senator of the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Tlaxcala[1] and will be a federal deputy from that state to the LXIV Legislature.


In 1991, Cuéllar joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party. While a PRI member, she served as the president of the local chapter of the DIF in Tlaxcala City between 1992 and 1994; she also was a city councilor there from 2002 and 2005 and was elected the city's mayor in 2008. Additionally, she served a term in the Tlaxcala state legislature between 2005 and 2007.[1]

In 2010, she made a bid to secure the PRI nomination for governor; in 2011, in her second stint as a state legislator,[1] she tried again, this time to be a PRI senate candidate. This bid did not prosper, and citing a conflict with Governor Mariano González Zarur that left her out in the cold within the party, Cuéllar left the PRI in January 2012 and ran as the PRD coalition candidate, winning election to the Senate of the Republic.[2] She sat on a total of five commissions, including a post as president of the Social Development Commission between September 27, 2012, and February 26, 2016.[1]

Cuéllar took leave from the Senate in February 2016 in order to run as the PRD candidate for Governor of Tlaxcala; after a two-percentage-point loss to the PRI coalition candidate Marco Antonio Mena Rodríguez, she returned to the Senate. In April 2017, she and two other legislators left the PRD and, alongside independents and members of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), joined the PT caucus in a spat over commission seats, in which the party motioned to remove a senator who had recently left the PRD from the chamber's Administration Commission and replace her with new party president Alejandra Barrales; the defections swelled the PT's ranks from 7 to 16 senators.[3]

In 2018, Cuéllar ran as the Juntos Haremos Historia coalition's candidate for federal deputy from Tlaxcala's third federal electoral district, which covers the southern part of the state. She was also included on Morena's party list, in the third position from the fourth electoral region, assuring her of a seat either way.[4] Cuéllar has also been tapped by the incoming Morena federal government, which takes office on December 1, to coordinate the federal government's presence in Tlaxcala, which means she will take leave of her seat within months of being sworn in.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Perfil del legislador". Legislative Information System. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Carlos Avendaño, José; Jiménez Guillén, Raúl (16 July 2012). "Revela Lorena Cuellar que renunció al PRI por la confrontación con Mariano González". La Jornada de Oriente (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  3. ^ Guerrero, Claudia (4 April 2017). "Sigue de chapulina Lorena Cuéllar; ahora va al PT en el Senado". Reforma (via e-Tlaxcala) (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  4. ^ Oaxaca, Diego (19 February 2018). "Lorena Cuéllar y Álvarez Lima ya son diputada federal y senador respectivamente". e-Tlaxcala (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  5. ^ Sierra, Pedro (11 July 2018). "Lorena Cuéllar se encamina para ser la gobernadora federal". e-Tlaxcala (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 August 2018.