Vicente Fox
President of Mexico
Term of Office:1 December 2000 - 2006
Preceded by:Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León
Succeeded by:(incumbent)
Date of Birth:2 July 1942
Place of Birth:Mexico City
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
First Lady:Marta Sahagún
Political Party:Partido Acción Nacional

Vicente Fox Quesada (born July 2, 1942) was elected President of Mexico for the period 2000-2006, the first opposition party candididate to win this office in Mexico since 1929.

His election was historically significant because he is the first President elected from an opposition party since Francisco I. Madero in 1910.

Fox was born in Mexico City, and grew up on a farm in the state of Guanajuato. His education included the Universidad Iberoamericana and Harvard University.

After graduation he went to work for the Coca Cola Company, starting off as a route supervisor and driving a delivery truck. He rose in the company to become supervisor of Coca Cola's operations in Mexico, and then in all of Latin America.

Fox joined the PAN (National Action Party) in the 1980s, and in 1988 was elected to congress representing León, Guanajuato. He ran for governor of Guanajuato in 1991, and many think he got the most votes, but the ruling PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) candidate was declared the winner in what a number of observers considered a dishonest fix by the PRI. In 1995 he won the governorship of his state by a wide margin and took office. His term as governor was noted for honesty and transparency of government, and the economy of Guanajuato flourished. Fox was nominated as the PAN party's presidential candidate for 2000 and won the election.

His PAN Party promotes free market economies and conservative values and policies (the party is normally associated with the Roman Catholic church).