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the candidates competing this Sunday

the candidates competing this Sunday

This Sunday, June 2, a new election day will be held in Mexico, where the presidency will be renewed, as well as the Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the local governments of nine States. For the most important position, there are three candidates: Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz and Jorge Álvarez Máynez.

Taking the surveys as reference, Claudia Sheinabum of the coalition ”Let’s Keep Making History” He is the one who takes advantage and would keep the presidency of the North American country. At 61 and with a doctorate in physics, she advised the preparation of the Honduras Climate Action Plan, under the direction of the UN Development Program (UNDP), later becoming a UN consultant for Energy and Sustainable Development.

In addition, he coordinated the first Local Climate Action Strategy of Mexico City and the Greenhouse Gas Inventory of the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico. Later, he was part of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Climate Change, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

The candidate follows Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz, from the Force and Heart coalition for Mexico, who is also 61 years old, but with a different profile than the favorite: she is a computer engineer and specialized in robotics and sustainability. In 1995 she created the Porvenir Foundation, an institution dedicated to supporting children with malnutrition problems in indigenous areas of the country; and then in 2018 she was elected senator of the Republic and was also president of the Senate Indigenous Affairs Commission.

Finally there is the candidate Jorge Álvarez Máynez of the Citizen Movement38 years old, who has master’s degrees in Constitutional Law and Human Rights from the Carbonel Studies Center and in Public Administration and Public Policy from the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Studies.

He was Secretary General of Agreements at the national level from 2018 to 2021 in his party, where an innovative agenda for human rights, intergenerational justice and against militarization has been promoted. He served as local Deputy in Zacatecas from 2010 to 2013 and Federal Deputy for the Citizen Movement from 2015 to 2018 and Coordinator of the Orange Caucus from 2021 to 2024.

Elections in Mexico: what percentages do the surveys give

Going strictly to the numbers, we can see that, for example, the pollster Parametry places Sheinbaum with 50% of the votes, moving away from Gómez, who obtained 34%. In third order, the aforementioned Álvarez, with just 13%.

Furthermore, the survey of Bloomberg It gives a greater margin to the favorite, with 56.7%, against Gómez’s 30.2%, and Álvarez much further behind with 13.1%. That is to say, although the values ​​vary, they all have a common denominator for the presidency: Claudia Sheinabum Pardo.

Elections suspended in two municipalities in Mexico due to violence

In addition, apart from the presidential elections, the elections in the municipalities are marked by a strong violent presence in the Mexican country, where they had to suspend two of them due to a series of attacks in Chiapaswhere the border with Guatemala is located.

The regional Elections Institute (IEPC) reported this Saturday that there are no conditions for the installation of voting stations in the communities that make up Pantelhó and Chicomuselo, inhabited by about 63,000 people.

Therefore, it “determined not to hold elections” in view of “the situation of violence and ungovernability”the IEPC said in a statement.

The electoral authority cited “acts of violence” like what happened on Friday morning, when unknown persons burned stationery for the elections at the IEPC facilities in Chicomuselo. Electoral officials stationed in that municipality, which is disputed by two drug trafficking cartels, also reported threats.

Furthermore, and as no less important fact, candidate Sheinbaum Pardo was briefly detained by hooded men on a highway in that state, on April 21.

Source: Ambito

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