Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, who stood out as the favorite in various polls and measurements unrelated to Morena, surpassed her main opponent in this exercise, former Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who hours before the results were released denounced that during the count of the ballots various incidents were detected and requested that this survey be invalidated.
Sheinbaum will be the coordinator of the Committees for the Defense of the Fourth Transformation (in other words, the presidential candidate of the party in government) ahead of the 2024 presidential elections, confirmed the leadership of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party after giving Know the results of your internal process.
The foregoing opens the possibility that the next person to wear the Presidential investiture of Mexico will be a woman for the first time in the country’s history.
In an internal process questioned by some participants, the results of the main poll (and four mirror polls) carried out by the official party from August 30 to September 4 showed that the former head of government of Mexico City obtained first place among the six applicants who participated in the internal process.
“The process fully complied with the rules and objectives of the call,” said Alfonso Durazo, president of the National Council of Morena, during the announcement of the results with the presence of five of the six applicants.
After the counting of ballots that began Tuesday night, the Morena National Council detailed that the results of its main survey carried out by the Commission of the Center for Social Statistical Studies of the party are:
Claudia Sheinbaum 39.4%
Marcelo Ebrard 25.6%
Gerardo Fernandez Noroña 12.2%
Adam Augusto Lopez 10%
Ricardo Monreal 6.5%
Manuel Velasco 6.3%
The Morena leadership summoned the six applicants at 5:30 p.m. to publicize these results before making them public, however, former Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard decided to skip this private meeting after denouncing “incidents” in the process of counting the ballots and announced that he called his supporters to an assembly next Monday to decide how he will act.
Just over three hours before the results of the polls were released, in an impromptu message to the media, Marcelo Ebrard asked the Morenista leadership to invalidate and repeat the process after their representatives expressed their concerns about various irregularities throughout the internal election process, including problems with the ballot box.
Sheinbaum, a 61-year-old scientist will also compete against the representative of the Broad Front for Mexico, Xóchitl Gálvez, and whomever they designate to be a candidate for the Movimiento Ciudadano party in next year’s presidential elections.