Governor of Yucatán

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Governor of Yucatán
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Mauricio Vila Dosal

since October 1, 2018
TypeState governor
Term lengthSix years, non-renewable.
Constituting instrumentPopular election
First holderFrancisco de Montejo
DeputyMaria Dolores Fritz Sierra - Secretary-General of Government.
Salary$95,532 mexican pesos MXN (2019)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

The Governor of the State of Yucatan is the head of the executive branch of this Yucatán, who is chosen for a period of a 6 years-term not eligible for reelection. The figure of the Governor is established on the Constitution of the State of Yucatan on its Title Fifth. The term of the Governor begins on October 1 of the year of the election and finishes September 30, six years later.

The same constitution empowers those individuals to be elected Governor who have held the title of executive power but in a different way to the popular election, namely the interim, or temporary replacements. The latter has caused controversies and political conflicts, because in the view of several instances is in conflict with a precept of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States that stipulates that no state governor may hold power for more than six years.[2]

List of governors of Yucatan[edit]

The state of Yucatán was created on January 31, 1824, being one of the original states of the federation, which along their history has passed through all the systems of government in place in Mexico: the federal system as the central system, so that the name of the entity has varied between state and department; varying with it, the name of the holder of the executive branch of the State.

Individuals who have occupied the governorship in the state of Yucatán, in its various denominations, have been:

16th century[edit]

  • (1526 - 1540): Francisco de Montejo. Adelantado.
  • (1540 - 1546): Francisco de Montejo the Younger. Captain General.
  • (1546 - 1549): Francisco de Montejo. Adelantado.
  • (1550 - 1552): Gaspar Juárez de Ávila- First Mayor
  • (1552 - 1553): Tomás López Medel
  • (1553 - 1554): Francisco de Montejo the Younger. Captain General and governor.
  • (1554 - 1554): Francisco Tamayo Pacheco
  • (1554 - 1555): Álvaro Carvajal
  • (1555 - 1558): Alonso Ortiz Delgueta
  • (1558 - 1559): Juan de Paredes
  • (1560 - 1560): García Jufré de Loaiza
  • (1561 - 1564): Diego de Quijada - First Mayor appointed directly by the king.
  • (1565 - 1571): Luis de Céspedes y Oviedo (first Captain General of Yucatán).
  • (1571 - 1572): Diego de Santillán
  • (1573 - 1576): Francisco de Velásquez Gijón
  • (1577 - 1581): Guillén de las Casas
  • (1582 - 1592): Francisco de Solís
  • (1593 - 1596): Alonso Ordóñez de Nevares
  • (1596 - 1597): Carlos de Sámano y Quiñónez

17th century[edit]

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

From independence to the Mexican Revolution[edit]

As of 2020 August 27List currently incomplete

Governors of the Free and Sovereign State of Yucatan since the Revolution[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Official Salaries for the State Departments' Authorities Government of the State of Yucatan. Retrieved on 18 October 2019. In Spanish.
  2. ^ Political Constitution of the State of Yucatan In spanish. Retrieved on 18 October 2019.
  • "Table of Yucatan's Governors During the Porfiriato," in Alan Wells and Gilbert Joseph, Summer of Discontent, Seasons of Upheaval: Elite Politics and Rural Insurgency in Yucatán, 1876-1915 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996), 23.