The candidates to govern the Mexico statethe most populous in the country, Delfina Gomez and Alejandra del Moralrepresentatives of two coalitions, called on the citizens of that state this Sunday to exercise their vote, in a historic day because a woman will govern the region that on this day has called 12.5 million citizens to vote.
These elections together with those of the state of Coahuilawhich are also celebrated on this day, are the last obstacle that political parties will overcome in Mexico before defining their candidates for the 2024 presidential succession.
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The coalition candidateTogether we make history”, made up of the parties National Regeneration Movement (Brunette), Green Ecologist of Mexico (PVEM) and the Job (PT), Delfina Gomezclose to the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and leader in the polls, he cast his vote practically at the time the polls opened at 8:00 a.m. (2:00 p.m. GMT).
“I invite everyone who has done it to us to come out and exercise their vote, it is important that they exercise that right and go out to vote, do what corresponds to them”, declared Gómez after voting in the municipality of Texcoconeighbor to the capital.
Meanwhile, Alejandra del Moral, candidate for the coalition “It goes through the State of Mexico”, made up of the parties Institutional Revolutionary (PRI), National Action (PAN) and the democratic revolution (PRD) and new alliance (NA), also asked citizens to attend the polls.
“(To the citizens) that today they can freely exercise their vote, there were 59 days of campaign where they were able to meet and recognize the candidates and the proposals and today the citizens can make use of that right”, said del Moral after voting in the municipality of Cuatitlan Izcalli.
In the state of Coahuila, currently governed by the PRI, there are four candidates, but two will define the contest: Manolo Jimenezrepresentative of the Citizen Alliance for Securitymade up of the PRI parties, National Action (PAN) and the democratic revolution (PRD), and Armando Guadianacandidate of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena).
Both in Coahuila and in the Mexico state the head of the Executive (Governor) will be elected and in the case of the first state, the deputies that will make up the new state Congress will be elected.
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Mexico celebrates an electoral day this Sunday in which all attention is focused on who will become governor in the State of Mexico for the period 2023-2029, the ultimate litmus test for the once dominant PRI, which after 94 years may lose its hegemony in that area, despite the fact that this time it is in a coalition.
Between both states, almost 15 million voters are called to vote, 2.3 million in Coahuila and 12.5 million in the State of Mexico, and although population representation is important, it is vital in terms of resource control and political weight.
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