Melquíades Morales

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Melquiades Morales
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Senator for Puebla
Assumed office
September 1, 2006
Preceded byFrancisco Fraile
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Governor of Puebla
In office
February 1, 1999 – January 31, 2005
Preceded byManuel Bartlett
Succeeded byMario Plutarco Marín
Personal details
Born (1942-06-22) 22 June 1942 (age 76)
Esperanza, Puebla
Political partyPRI
Spouse(s)María del Socorro Alfaro
Professionlawyer, politician

Melquiades Morales Flores (born 22 June 1942) is a Mexican lawyer and politician, affiliated with the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). Between 1999 and 2005 he served as governor of the state of Puebla.

Born in the small town of Esperanza, Puebla, Morales studied law at the Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP), where he also later taught. He has held various positions within the PRI's party structure, including a time as leader of the party in both the city of Puebla, Puebla, and in the state. In 1984 he served as Puebla's Secretary of the Interior, and has represented Puebla in both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. In 1998 he requested a leave of absence from his senatorial seat in order to seek the Puebla governorship.

In 2006 Melquiades Morales went back to the political spotlight, running for the second time trying to get a seat in the Senate, representing the state of Puebla, headlining the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) / Alianza por México nomination alongside Mario Alberto Montero Serrano.

His son Fernando Morales Martínez is also a politician.[1]


  1. ^ México: ¿un nuevo régimen político? 2009-p217 "Lo mismo Fernando Morales Martínez es hijo del ex gobernador poblano Melquíades Morales."

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Preceded by
Manuel Bartlett
Governor of Puebla
Succeeded by
Mario Plutarco Marín