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Governor of Chiapas

The Governor of Chiapas is the chief executive of the Mexican state of Chiapas. The state constitution stipulates a term of 6 years, to which governors can only be elected once. It also specifies the qualifications for becoming Governor: a Mexican citizen by birth, aged at least 30 years old, and having not less than 5 years residency in Chiapas. The current governor is Rutilio Escandón from the MRN, who assumed the position in 2018.

Governor of Chiapas
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Rutilio Escandón

since December 8, 2018
Term lengthSix years, non-renewable.
Inaugural holderManuel José de Rojas
FormationSeptember 14, 1825


Cal y Mayor Redondo, Alberto. Notario Público. 2002. "Los gobernadores de Chiapas”. Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México. In Spanish.

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