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Politics may claim Aleman

Televisa exec enters state governor's race

MEXICO CITY — Miguel Aleman Velasco, a senior exec and shareholder at Televisa, formally entered a state governor’s race last weekend, raising questions about his future at the media company. A Televisa spokesman had no information as to whether Aleman will continue in his post as prez of the news and DTH divisions.

Aleman also is VP of the Televisa board and a shareholder in Televicentro, the holding company that controls Televisa and unites its three chief investor families. A source said these positions will not change.

A one-time senator and the son of a Mexican president, Aleman was officially made the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate for the governor’s seat in Veracruz on Sunday. The election is in August.

Local press reported that Televisa execs hosted a farewell party for Aleman March 12. He reportedly met with news division staff the next day to announce his resignation.

According to Mexico City daily Reforma, news division VP Felix Cortes Camarillo will take over Aleman’s duties, but the post of news prexy will not be filled.

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