Rosario Robles
Rosario Robles Berlanga (born 1956) was a left-wing Mexican politician
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 who was appointed substitute Head of Government of the Federal District
Head of Government of the Federal District
The Head of Government wields executive power in the Mexican Federal District.The Head of Government serves a six-year term, running concurrently with that of the President of the Republic....

In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

 of Mexico City
Mexico City
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") when Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano is a prominent Mexican politician. He was a former Head of Government of the Federal District and a founder of the Party of the Democratic Revolution .-Biography:...

 resigned from the post to run (unsuccessfully) for the presidency
President of Mexico
The President of the United Mexican States is the head of state and government of Mexico. Under the Constitution, the president is also the Supreme Commander of the Mexican armed forces...

 in 2000. She was the first female Mayor of Mexico City.

Her term in office was highly controversial for an intensive media campaign in her government promoting her personal image, the high cost of which raised corruption concerns, and for introducing her political allies to entrepreneur Carlos Ahumada
Carlos Ahumada
Carlos Agustín Ahumada Kurtz is a naturalized Mexican businessman owner of Grupo Quart, a newspaper and former owner of two football clubs in Mexico who was convicted for corruption-related crimes in Mexico City in 2004.Ahumada Kurtz moved to Mexico at the age of 11 on October 6, 1975 with his...

, who videotaped himself giving large cash quantities to fund political campaigns in exchange for government posts. The scandals this caused created a major crisis for her party, the Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD). As a result, she subsequently resigned from the party.

Her successor as chief executive of the Federal District was Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Andrés Manuel López Obrador , also known as AMLO or El Peje, is a Mexican politician who held the position of Head of Government of the Federal District from 2000 to 2005, before resigning in July 2005 to contend the 2006 presidential election, representing the unsuccessful Coalition for the Good...

, of the same party but a former PRI member, elected in 2000 with an advantage of less than 5% over the PAN candidate.

In 2005 she announced her intentions to run for the same office, although it is unclear under which party she would run, as her political image was affected by the videoscandals
The Videoscandals were political scandals in Mexico in 2004 when videos of prominent politicians taken with hidden cameras were made public...

 of that year. In the event, the election
2006 Mexican Federal District election
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passed by without her participation.
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