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Jesús Murillo Karam

Jesús Murillo Karam
Attorney General of Mexico
Assumed office
December 4, 2012
President Enrique Peña Nieto
Preceded by Marisela Morales
Governor of Hidalgo
In office
April 1, 1993 – October 28, 1998
Preceded by Adolfo Lugo
Succeeded by Humberto Lugo Gil
Personal details
Born (1948-03-02) March 2, 1948
Real del Monte, Hidalgo
Nationality Mexican
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
Alma mater Autonomous University of Hidalgo State

Jesús Murillo Karam (born March 2, 1948) is a Mexican lawyer and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).[1] He served as governor of the state of Hidalgo from 1993 to 1998. In 1998 he became Undersecretary of Public Security and then joined the campaign of Francisco Labastida for President of Mexico in the year 2000. He is of Lebanese[2][3][4] descent.

In 2006 he was elected senator for his state and in February 2007 as secretary general of his party with Beatriz Paredes as president. He was president of Commission of Interior in the Mexican Senate. In September 2012 was elected member of LXII Legislature of Mexican Congress an president of Deputies Chamber, position that he resigned to became Attorney General of Mexico.

He became the head of the Attorney General of Mexico (PGR) on 4 December 2012.[5]

Preceded by
Gerardo Sosa Castelán
Senator in the LX Legislature of the Mexican Congress
Succeeded by
Roberto Pedraza Martínez (interim)
Preceded by
Adolfo Lugo
Governor of Hidalgo
Succeeded by
Humberto Lugo Gil

* Requested a license to leave his post to serve as secretary general of his party.


  1. ^ Grayson, George W. (2010). Mexico: narco-violence and a failed state?. Transaction Publishers. p. 145.  
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  5. ^ Torres, Manuel (4 December 2012). "Jesús Murillo Karam es ratificado por el Senado como nuevo procurador". CNNMéxico (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 December 2012. 

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