Facing the local elections next Sunday, June 5, the National Citizen Observatory of Security, Justice and Legality (ONC), reported that only four of the 27 candidates for governor presented a security plan to rule
This organization asked the candidates for the governorships of Aguascalientes, Durango, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo and Tamaulipas, to present their security and justice proposals, but only four of the 27 candidates for this position made them known. Of the total, 14 candidates declined to join this citizen exercise. The Observatory reported that 25 of the 27 candidates for governor (93%) have legislative or government experience.
The candidates who said they had a strategy against violence and insecurity, and shared it with ONC, were: Esteban Villegas, candidate of the alliance PRI-PAN-PRD to the government of Durango; Patricia Flores, from Movimiento Ciudadano to the government of Durango; César Verástegui, from the PRI-PAN-PRD alliance to the governorship of Tamaulipas; and Mara Lezama of the alliance Morena-PT-PVEM-Strength for Mexicoto the government of Quintana Roo.
The candidates Nora Gámez de Morena in Aguascalientes; Marina Vita de Morena-PT-PVEM in Durango; Carolina Viggiano, candidate of the PRI-PAN-PRD alliance in Hidalgo; Leslie Hendricks, PRI candidate in Quintana Roo, and Arturo Diez from the Citizen Movement in Quintana Roo, promised to participate and did not comply.
The entity with the highest percentage of participation was Quintana Roo with 80% of the candidates, followed by Durango with 67%, Tamaulipas with 33% and Oaxaca with 14%; none of the candidates from Aguascalientes and Hidalgo made their proposal transparent in terms of security and justice.
Among the proposals of candidates yes they responded, they highlighted: multiply the number of police officers; accelerate the full implementation of the New Criminal Justice System; support the training of community police; transform the model of social reinsertion of the prison population; make the administration of justice more effective through a greater proportion of sentenced persons; privilege the protection of human rights and transform the model of social reintegration of the prison population.
Presenting a report on this issue, Francisco Rivas, director of the ONC, said that the fact that only four candidates have shown their security plans shows that a leading candidate is rarely transparent and exhibits a willingness to be transparent, accountable about how he is committed to solving the problems of the municipality or entity he seeks to govern.
He asked the candidates to be elected next Sunday, to commit to the civil path in security matters, through the training and strengthening of the state police.
He indicated that despite any inconsistency and weakness in the proposals that the candidates expressed in the For a Safe Mexico questionnaires, Esteban Villegas, Patricia Flores, César Verástegui and Mara Lezama should be recognized, for being candidates with a plan to improve conditions of security and justice of the entities that aspire to govern, as well as for demonstrating their disposition with the citizens.
The director of the ONC highlighted that the teaching of the 2018, 2021 and 2022 exercises is that the leading candidates bet on winning with the support of their parties, interest groups and even organized crime; “Rarely is a leading candidate transparent and exhibiting a willingness to render accounts about how he commits to solving the problems of the municipality or entity he seeks to govern,” he said.
The report presented by the ONC includes the analysis of the 6 entities where elections will be held next Sunday, June 5. Identifies the conditions in which the 6 governors will leave each state and what are the priorities that those who win should have, if indeed what they seek is to work for the well-being of the population.