Hub cities

Date Published: July 6, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

Mexico City (Federal District) has a population of 8,851,080 inhabitants (2010) and a metropolitan area of approximately 20 million inhabitants. Every day, the capital receives an influx of around 4 million people who transit for their daily activities. The annual budget of Mexico City is approximately 9 billion USD.

Mexico City was an administrative bureau of the national government until 1997, when, for the first time, citizens could, elect their own mayor and the heads of sixteen bureaus called “Delegaciones Políticas” which depend administratively but not politically on the local government. At the end of 2015 the National Congress approved a constitutional reform in order to change the political status of the Federal District Government and to create the state number 32 of the Federation, called “Ciudad de México - CDMX”, with its local power (the legislative, the executive and the judiciary branch), and organized by municipalities.

The Government of Mexico City is made up of all the public servants and institutions that make up the centralized, decentralized and parastatal public administration, which work under the commitment of making the CDMX a social capital, safe, sustainable, effective and Developing.

The Head of Government is the holder of the executive power of Mexico City and is in charge of the direction of the public administration of the capital of the Republic, as determined by the Organic Statute of the Federal District. Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa holds the position of Head of Government since December 5, 2012.