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Alonso Lujambio

Alonso José Ricardo Lujambio Irazábal (2 September 1962 – 25 September 2012) was a Mexican academic and politician who served as Secretary of Public Education in the cabinet of President Felipe Calderón.

Lujambio served as member of the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), as advisor to the United Nations, and as an academic at the Ibero-American University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Autonomous Institute of Technology of Mexico (ITAM), where he chaired the undergraduate program in Political Science.

On 11 November 2011, Lujambio was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, following a hospitalization for acute renal failure.

On 29 August 2012, Lujambio took protest as Senator, at which he assisted in a wheelchair.

On 25 September 2012, Senator Alonso Lujambio died after complications with cancer.