The former secretary general of the Autonomous University of Guerrero will act as State governor until October 2015.
Rogelio Ortega Martínez, former secretary general of the Autonomous University of Guerrero, was appointed acting governor of Guerrero by the local Congress.
Ortega was born in Taxco, Guerrero on July 26, 1955.
Before being appointed as Secretary General of the Autonomous University of Guerrero, the man had a long and distinguished career as a teacher and college professor in Guerrero. Throughout the years he has proved to have a great capacity for dialogue with all sectors of the society.
In 2010 he ran for president of the Autonomous University of Guerrero and his campaign highlighted the social commitment of universities to poverty, inequality, social breakdown and environmental issues that prevail in the state of Guerrero.
He holds a PhD in Political Science and Sociology (Magna Cum Lauden), from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
He is an specialist in Latin American Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid.
He holds a degree in Sociology from the Autonomous University of Guerrero.
He has a specialty in history, by the Superior Normal School of the Autonomous University of Guerrero.
Ortega, who was elected as acting governor with 39 votes in favor, six against and zero abstentions, he will act as Guerrero governor until October 2015, when the tenure of former governor Ángel Aguirre expires.
Mexican Newspaper EL UNIVERSAL reported that one of the requests made by Ortega before accepting to become Aguirre’s successor was that there should be changes in the state cabinet, in which Aguirre had approximatelly 100 of his relatives as Office employees.
In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL before being elected, Ortega said that his priority would be to talk to the parents of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa teachers college, and find the whereabouts of the victims.
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