La presidenta municipal

La presidenta municipal ("The Municipal President") is a 1975 Mexican comedy film directed by Fernando Cortés and starring María Elena Velasco, Adalberto Martínez "Resortes", and Pancho Córdova. The film was shot at Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico.

La presidenta municipal
Directed byFernando Cortés
Produced byFernando de Fuentes, Jr.
Screenplay byAlfredo Varela, Jr.
Fernando Cortés
Story byMarco Antonio Almazán
StarringMaría Elena Velasco
Adalberto Martínez
Pancho Córdova
Music bySergio Guerrero
CinematographyFernando Colín
Edited bySergio Soto
Distributed byDiana Films
Release date
  • September 11, 1975 (1975-09-11)
Running time
95 minutes


In the small town of Chipitongo el Alto (in English: High Chipitongo), the political boss Don Mario N. Cruz is the only presidential candidate of that municipality. When the town's clumsy and blind pressman Don Casimiro Buenavista prints "María" instead of "Mario" on all the ballots, the presidential candidacy automatically reverts to María Nicolasa Cruz, an illiterate and indigenous potter. Once informed, María Nicolasa accepts her new job as municipal president of Chipitongo el Alto only to rebuke the town's corrupt secretaries. Mario Nicanor Cruz, the former candidate, plans several schemes along with Lawyer Topillo in order to get rid of María.



  • Actors Pancho Córdova, José Chávez Trowe, and Rosa Furman also appear in the film Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), also filmed in Tlayacapan, Morelos, Mexico.

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