Governor of Puebla State, Mexico and his husband, a former governor of the same state, were killed in a helicopter crash on Monday, according to Mexican authorities and media reports.
Governor, Martha Erika Alonso, is only 10 days in office. She was the first governor of her state.
Her husband Rafael Moreno Valle was once considered an emerging political star of the right-wing National Action Party. He ruled Puebla in central Mexico from 2011 to 2017 and was mentioned at one point as a possible presidential candidate. Recently he was federal dean.
In a statement, the state government of Puebla said at least five people died in the crash, including the governor and her husband. The other three named persons were two captains, Roberto Coppe Obregón and Marco Antonio Tavera Romero, and an assistant to the senator, Héctor Baltazar Mendoza.
The statement described the crash as a "disaster" and said it was in "Coronango Township."
Mr. Moreno Valle won the governorship of Puebla in 2010 and became a powerful leader, close to former President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto: As his ambitions grew, Moreno Valle's critics reported that he had taken increasingly harsher measures to control the state of Puebla, including members of its own party.
Over the years, he was accused of Trying to undermine the political process, the election that put his wife in government responsibility was denied by the party of Mr. López Obrador, who claimed that Moreno Valle had manipulated her to power his wife The Associated Press reported,
Alonso was finally sworn in on December 14, 1945 .
Vicente Fox, of the Mexican presidency as a member of the National Action Party won, tweeted : "It filled me with grief have suddenly lost two great friends with brilliant political careers and stars of the opposition. "
Mr. Fox called for an investigation.