Zeferino Torreblanca

Carlos Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo (born March 14, 1954 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is a Mexican politician previously affiliated with the PRD Party of the Democratic Revolution now affiliated with the PT (Labor Party) and former Governor of Guerrero.[1] He is the first non PRI member to hold the position.

Zeferino Torreblanca
Governor of Guerrero
Preceded byRené Juárez Cisneros
Succeeded byÁngel Aguirre Rivero
Personal details
Born (1954-03-14) March 14, 1954 (age 66)
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Political partyParty of the Democratic Revolution

Personal life and educationEdit

Zeferino Torreblanca is the son of Luis Torreblanca González and Luisa Galindo Ochoa. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM).[2]

Political careerEdit

In 1993 he unsuccessfully ran for municipal president (mayor) of Acapulco representing the PRD. Then, in 1994, he secured a seat in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico via proportional representation to serve during the LVI Legislature. In 1999 he ran again for municipal president of Acapulco and won. In February 2005 he was elected Governor of Guerrero and left office on March 31, 2011.[2] In 2015 he received the backing of the PAN (National Action Party) and ran again for municipal president of Acapulco, but lost. In 2018 he is running again for this position, but this time with the PT (Labor Party). Such realignments are common in present-day Mexican politics.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Interview: Carlos Zeferino Torreblanca". Americas Society Website. Americas Society. August 3, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Carolos Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo". Portal del Gobierno del Estado de Guerrero. Retrieved May 4, 2010.
Preceded by
René Juárez
Governor of Guerrero
2005– 2011
Succeeded by
Ángel Aguirre Rivero
Preceded by
Ana María Castilleja
Municipal president of Acapulco
1999 – 2002
Succeeded by
Alberto López