In a tense climate and with some incidents, six governors were elected

In a tense climate and with some incidents, six governors were elected

Mexicans elected 6 of the 32 governors this Sunday. Photo: AFP

The citizens of six of the 32 federated states of Mexico voted this Sunday to elect their governors in a tense climate, especially in southern Oaxaca, after the recent assassination of an official leader and with some incidents.

The voting centers closed at 6:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. in Argentina) and it was expected that a few hours later the results would begin to be released.

The National Regeneration Movement (Morena, from the left) of President Andrés López Obrador, which governs 16 states and has allies at the head of two others, was the favorite to prevail in Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo and Tamaulipas.

Instead, Previous polls favored the National Action Party (PAN, conservative) to retain Aguascalientes and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI, center) to win in Durango, although in this case with little margin over Morena.

The Morena party of López Obrador was the favorite in 4 of the 6 elections this Sunday Photo AFP
López Obrador’s Morena party was favorite in 4 of the 6 elections this Sunday. Photo: AFP

In Oaxaca it was reported that residents of the community of Copalita set fire to a voting center in protest because the federal government did not send aid after the passage of Hurricane Ágatha, which left nine dead.

Likewise, the Oaxacan prosecutor’s office reported that it was investigating the circumstances of the murder, which occurred on Friday, of the doctor Carlos López, a member of Morena and close to the candidate for governor of that party, Salomón Jara.

Everything is going to go smoothly,” President Andrés López Obrador predicted in brief statements to the press about the situation in Oaxaca.according to the AFP news agency.

The campaign ran smoothly, with the issue of security as the axis in states like Durango and Tamaulipas, for years in the grip of disputes between drug cartels, and Quintana Roo, the tourist center shaken by some armed attacks in broad daylight.

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