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Mayor of Mexico City Marcelo Ebrard, chairman of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, speaks to the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington on January 22, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón (born on October 10, 1959 in Mexico City) is the current Head of Government of the Federal District since December 5, 2006. He is a Mexican politician affiliated to the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) who served as Secretary-General of the former Mexican Federal District Department, minister of public security and minister of social development of the Mexican capital. He was the successful candidate of the PRD-led electoral alliance to serve as Head of Government of the Federal District in the 2006 Federal District election.

Ebrard is the son of architect Marcelo Ebrard Maure and Marcela Casaubon (French Jewish lineage). He received a bachelor's degree in international relations from El Colegio de México, and specialized in public administration and planning at the École nationale d'administration of France. He was married to Francesca Ramos Morgan and had two daughters and one son: Francesca, Anne Dominique, and Marcelo Ebrard Ramos. He later divorced and married Mexican soap-opera actress Mariagna Prats.

Ebrard became a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in 1978. After volunteering in the presidential campaigns of 1976 and 1982, serving as an advisor to the secretary-general in 1988 and being elected to the Chamber of Deputies, Ebrard Casaubon left the PRI with Manuel Camacho in 1995 to found the now-extinct Party of the Democratic Center (PCD). In 2000 he briefly campaigned for the 2000 Head of Government election for the PCD before stepping down in March 2000 and throwing his support behind Andrés Manuel López Obrador as the candidate of the multi-party Alliance for Mexico City.

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