Xóchitl Gálvez, coordinator of the Frente Amplio Por México, announced that the escort will only accompany her on tours to states or regions of the country where there are risk conditions due to the presence of organized crime groups, she made this decision after a meeting with the Secretary of National Defense, Luis Cresencio Sandoval.
In declarations made in the Senate, the coordinator of the Frente Amplio por México expressed her interest in having security support, especially in areas where there are evident risks. Gálvez mentioned examples such as Culiacán, where insecurity prevails, and Cajeme, in the state of Sonora.
The senator revealed that she had previously hired two private security guards and that, in principle, she was reluctant to have public security institutions guard only for her, as she considered that it should be a measure accessible to all Mexicans.
Xóchitl Gálvez says goodbye to her bicycle
After her meeting with General Luis Cresencio Sandoval, Gálvez acknowledged that her condition had changed, given her possible role as a presidential candidate.
“What General (Luis Cresencio Sandoval) explained to me is that in my case I am not just any citizen anymore. That is to say, that I accept that my condition changed when I became a possible candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, now the bicycle is over”.
The PAN senator said that the person in charge of her private security will coordinate with the one appointed by the Sedena, especially when she travels to states and regions, since her current focus is to reach places of difficult access.
Claudia Sheinbaum will also have security from SEDENA.
During the morning conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador informed that Claudia Sheinbaum, coordinator of the 4T defense committees, accepted the protection provided by the Secretariat of National Defense ( SEDENA) during her presidential campaign.
This security measure, which was also accepted by PAN senator Xóchitl Gálvez, was proposed to both figures due to the State’s obligation to guarantee their security during their tours around the country in view of the 2024 presidential elections.