In 1910, Francisco Madero ran against Porfirio Díaz for president. Díaz believed that he could control the elections just like previously, but this time, his opponent, Madero’s supporting grew. Díaz had Madero arrested in order to protect his campaign. Madero escaped to Texas when Díaz was elected unfairly, where he called on Mexicans to revolt. Nothing happened, so Madero, a wealthy landowner, used his money to army guerillas in Mexico. The north was led by a bandit named Pancho Villa and the south was led by Madero and Emiliano Zapata who had raised 5000 men. Madero’s forced defeated the Mexican army causing Díaz to run to Europe and leaving Madero in power.