José Murat Casab

  (Redirected from José Murat)

Nelson José Murat Casab (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse muˈɾat]; born October 18, 1947) is a Mexican politician and a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He was Governor of Oaxaca and is a Diputado Federal elected from the ranks of Alliance for Mexico of Institutional Revolutionary Party-Ecologist Green Party of Mexico. He is of Assyrian descent, born to an Assyrian family from the village of Tel Keppe, Iraq.[1]

Nelson José Murat Casab
Governor of Oaxaca
In office
1 December 1998 – 30 November 2004
Preceded byDiódoro Carrasco Altamirano
Succeeded byUlises Ruiz Ortiz
President of the Senate of Mexico
In office
1 September 1996[citation needed] – 30 September 1996[citation needed]
Preceded byMiguel Alemán Velasco
Succeeded byMelchor de los Santos Ordoñez
President of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
1 December 1980[citation needed] – 31 August 1981[citation needed]
Preceded byRafael Cervantes Acuña
Succeeded byLuis M. Farías
Personal details
Nelson José Murat Casab

(1947-10-18) 18 October 1947 (age 73)
Ixtepec, Oaxaca
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party

Murat was a controversial governor but a competent political speaker. After he assumed office on December 1, 1998 a series of scandals tarnished the governor's office.

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Ciudad Ixtepec, Oaxaca, on October 18, 1949. He has a degree in Law, graduated from the Faculty of Law of the UNAM.

In his political career highlights his performance as a federal deputy in the legislatures XLIX, LI, LIV and LX, as senator of the Republic in the period 1994-1997. In both legislative chambers he was secretary of the Great Commission and of the Foreign Relations Commission. In the National Executive Committee of the PRI, he was secretary of International Relations and Director of the National School of Paintings. He has published several political reflection books among which stand out: Luz y Sombras de la realidad, Oaxaca, a diagnosis; The challenge of the transition, the renewal of the Mexican political system and the Pact for Mexico. The author has written several opinion articles in national newspapers such as: Excelsior, El Norte, La Jornada, El Financiero and El Universal. He was a member of the Governing Council of the Pact for Mexico.[citation needed]

Among the public positions he has held, he has been Federal Deputy for Oaxaca on four occasions, has served on the National Executive Committee of the PRI as Secretary of International Affairs, was director of the School of Paintings of the PRI, Secretary of Social Management, Secretary General Deputy and president of the State Executive Committee of the PRI in the State of Oaxaca. In the Chamber of Deputies he has served as President of the Foreign Relations Commission and as Secretary of the Great Commission, he has also been Senator of the Republic for the State of Oaxaca, he also served as Vice Coordinator of the PRI parliamentary faction and He has held the responsibility of the Vice Presidency of the Permanent Commission of the Congress of the Union. He has taught the Chair of Public International Law at the National School of Professional Studies (UNAM) and has published several articles in newspapers such as El Norte, El Financiero, La Jornada, Últimas Noticias de Excelsior, El Universal, among others.[citation needed]

He was married to Mrs. Ma. Guadalupe Hinojosa Cuellar, who presided over the State DIF and coordinated various social programs. On October 18, 2000, he died in Mexico City victim of cancer.[citation needed]

He participated in the important negotiations that led to the implementation of the Pact for Mexico and was appointed to be part of the Governing Council of the Pact for Mexico.

Preceded by
Diódoro Carrasco Altamirano
Governor of Oaxaca
1998 - 2004
Succeeded by
Ulises Ruiz Ortiz