Francisco Labastida Ochoa (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾanˈsisko laβasˈtiða]; born 14 August 1942) is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), who became the first presidential candidate of his party to lose a presidential election, which he did in the 2000 presidential election to Vicente Fox.
|Senator for Sinaloa|
1 September, 2006 – 31 August, 2012
|Preceded by||José Adalberto Castro Castro|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Amador Gaxiola|
|Secretary of the Interior of Mexico|
3 January, 1998 – 21 May, 1999
|Preceded by||Emilio Chuayffet|
|Succeeded by||Diódoro Carrasco Altamirano|
|Governor of Sinaloa|
1 January, 1987 – 31 December, 1992
|Preceded by||Antonio Toledo Corro|
|Succeeded by||Renato Vega Alvarado|
Francisco Labastida Ochoa
14 August 1942
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Political party||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
Labastida was born to Gloria Ochoa de Labastida and Dr. Eduardo Labastida Kofahl. His wife, Dr. Teresa Uriarte, was director of UNAM's Institute of Aesthetics Research. His great-grandfather fought on the side of Former Mexican President Benito Juárez in the War of Reform, and his grandfather was Governor of Sinaloa as well as federal deputy.
Just like his grandfather, Labastida served as governor of Sinaloa (1987–1992), defeating Manuel Clouthier of the National Action Party. During and after his tenure as governor, Labastida was accused of protecting Sinaloan drug traffickers and overlooking their criminal activities.
After losing the 2000 presidential election, he served as president of the Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo de México. In the 2006 general election, he was elected to the Senate for the PRI, representing Sinaloa.
- Gertz, Bill (5 February 1998). "CIA Links Mexico's Interior Minister To Drug Lords". The Washington Times. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- Labastida profile at the Senate Archived 2007-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
José Adalberto Castro (PRI)
Martha Sofía Tamayo (PRI)
Joaquín Montaño (PAN)
| Senator for Sinaloa in the LX and LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress
(serving with Mario López Valdéz (PRI)
and María Serrano Serrano (PAN)
2006 - 2012
| PRI presidential candidate
| Secretary of the Interior
Antonio Toledo Corro
| Governor of Sinaloa
Renato Vega Alvarado