In the city of Valladolid, one of the most important in the state of Yucatán; in a totally unexpected turn of events, 39 year old Alpha Alejandra Tavera Escalante, MORENA candidate for mayor, is currently winning the election with 36.51% of the votes, while Mario Peniche Cardenas of the PRI  has 32.31%, and Antonio Alvarez Ruiz of the PAN has only 16.78%.

Alpha Alejandra Tavera Escalante  is an extraordinary case in this election, since her political party, MORENA, which stands for Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional (National Regeneration Movement), is practically unknown in the rest of the Yucatecan municipalities.

Alpha Alejandra Tavera (Photo: Noticaribe)
Alpha Alejandra Tavera Escalante (Photo: Noticaribe)

In addition, her political campaign was abruptly interrumpted when she suffered a car accident, where Professor Mario Aguilar Lopez died and two others were seriously injured.

The accident occurred on Saturday, April 25th, 5 pm at kilometer 180 of the Mérida-Cancún highway.

Car accident Alpha Alejandra Tavera (Photo La Jornada)
Car accident Alpha Alejandra Tavera (Photo La Jornada)

Tavera Escalante, had head trauma and was initially taken to the General Hospital of Valladolid, but due to the severity of her injuries, she was immediatelly moved to a private hospital in Merida.

The tragedy took place while Tavera Escalante and company were on their way to Merida to participate in a meeting with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, leader and founder of MORENA.






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