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Xóchitl Gálvez kicks off her presidential campaign in Fresnillo, one of the most violent towns in Mexico

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Xóchitl Gálvez, opposition candidate, starts her presidential campaign in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, focusing on Mexico’s security issues and promising change.

María Alejandra Trujillo BNN‘s distinguished international correspondant, who holds a Master’s degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid focusing in Communication and Armed Conflicts recognizes the bold and audacious move by Galvez.

(BNN).- In an audacious move that underscores the critical issue of public security in Mexico, Xóchitl Gálvez, the opposition candidate from the Va por México coalition, launched her presidential campaign in Fresnillo, Zacatecas.

This strategic choice of location, known for its high levels of violence, sets the tone for a campaign deeply rooted in addressing Mexico’s security crises. Gálvez, representing a united front of PRI, PAN, and PRD parties, aims to challenge the status quo and criticize the current administration’s handling of nationwide violence.

Security at the Forefront

In the early hours of March 1, 2024, Gálvez embarked on a campaign journey that is as symbolic as it is political. By choosing Fresnillo for her campaign kick-off, she directly confronts the pressing issue of violence that plagues many parts of Mexico. Accompanied by mothers searching for their missing children, Gálvez’s first act was a powerful statement against the incumbent government’s failure to curb criminal activities. Her criticisms extend beyond mere rhetoric; they highlight a fundamental aspect of her campaign—restoring safety and security across the nation.

Challenging the Status Quo

Gálvez’s campaign is not just a bid for presidency but a challenge to the current administration led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his preferred successor, Claudia Sheinbaum. With a significant portion of the Mexican population dissatisfied with the government’s approach to security, Gálvez leverages this discontent to rally support. Her strategy includes engaging with communities directly affected by violence, thereby underscoring her commitment to addressing insecurity and organized crime—a stark contrast to her competitors’ perceived inaction.

A Campaign of Hope and Resolve

Despite facing a tough battle against the ruling party’s candidate, who leads in the polls, Gálvez’s campaign has been marked by her determination to bring about change. Her indigenous roots and straightforward style resonate with many Mexicans tired of traditional politics. By focusing on security and violence, she taps into the electorate’s primary concerns, promising a shift in Mexico’s approach to these endemic issues. As Gálvez tours other violence-afflicted cities, her message of hope and resolve becomes a rallying cry for those seeking a safer, more secure Mexico.

The campaign of Xóchitl Gálvez is a beacon of hope for many in Mexico, offering a potential shift in the country’s trajectory towards a more secure and prosperous future. Her emphasis on addressing the root causes of violence and insecurity represents a clear departure from the strategies of past administrations. As the election draws nearer, Gálvez’s campaign continues to gain momentum, challenging the political landscape and offering voters a stark choice between continuity and change. Her journey is not merely a political campaign but a testament to the resilience and determination of those who dare to envision a better Mexico.

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