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PAN pre-candidates abandon election due to threats from organized crime

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Marko Cortés, national leader of the PAN, indicated that he cannot reveal the names of the 2 pre-candidates because that would put their lives at risk.

During the Session of the National Council of the PAN political party, that took place on Saturday, Feb. 24th, the PAN leader explained that members of his party had been openly threatened by criminal groups.

“I want to inform this National Council: there have already been National Action candidates who have decided to withdraw from the race due to insecurity, due to threats of crime, there have already been candidates who have been kidnapped ,” he indicated.

To an express question about the municipalities that the PAN members who renounced the election sought to champion, asked at the end of the National Council, Cortes responded the following:

“There are two pre-candidates who have given up running for mayor, there are already many frightened candidates who are running for Congress, one was beaten, this is already happening and the electoral process has not yet begun (…) There are members of our party who have decided to quit, but I cannot say who they are because that would put their lives and their families at risk.”

Due to the above, Cortés Mendoza demanded that the National Electoral Institute (INE) and the federal government guarantee the safety of the candidates and adequate conditions for citizens to go out to vote on June 2.

The party leader warned that the greatest inequality in the electoral process is caused by the intervention of organized crime, which is why he criticized that even though 2021 was the most violent electoral process and the current one is shaping up to be overcome, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has assured: “that the crime had behaved well.”

The standard bearers of the Fuerza y ​​Corazón Por México coalition attended the governorships at the session of the National Council: Santiago Taboada, who is running for Mayor of Mexico City; Eduardo Rivera, candidate for governor of PueblaLaura Haro, who is seeking the governorship of Jalisco; José Yunes Zorrilla, candidates for Veracruz; Lorena Beauregard, who is running for Tabasco; Olga Luz Espinoza, candidate for the governorship of Chiapas and Lucy Meza, who is going for Morelos.

All the candidates issued a message in which they agreed that National Action would recover the entities that the opposition had lost in previous years and that they would seek to establish peace.

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