Felipe Calderón was born Aug. 18, 1962, in Morelia, Mexico. He became the National Action Party's secretary-general in 1993. In 1996 he became PAN president. In 2000 the PAN's candidate won the presidential elections, ending 71 years of Institutional Revolutionary Party rule. In 2005 Calderón won the PAN presidential candidacy and was soon after elected president of Mexico.
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