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Mexico: Acapulco goes out to vote amid the wave of violence that the area is experiencing

Mexico: Acapulco goes out to vote amid the wave of violence that the area is experiencing

The inhabitants of the tourist resort of Acapulco, in the Pacific MexicanyesThey joined forces this Sunday to exercise their right to votewithout a doubt, but with uneasiness after the latest violent events and the insecurity that exists in this area of ​​the country.

In statements to EFE, the resident of the Progreso neighborhood, Antonio Córdova, said that he was happy for the opportunity he had to vote.

“No, at no time did I doubt it, regardless of everything that has existed and exists around us, we must come and vote like every citizen. I think they are sometimes political issues, sometimes gender issues, sometimes party issues, but one has to exercise one’s vote independently of that,” he stated.

In the voting centers located in the Progreso neighborhood, there was no presence of police or protection from Ministerial authorities, which caused some unrest among citizens.

This was indicated to EFE by María Guadalupe Durán, who said that for weeks, together with her husband, “they were ready” to be able to leave very early and exercise their vote.

“We don’t hesitate, because we live here very close and I just told my husband, well, let’s see what happens, as it is, as you say, the insecurity, let’s see. In other places there are a lot of Guards, there should be, especially in all the polling stations (voting centers), ”he said.

The popular tourist destination of Acapulco, located in the state of Guerrero, has experienced numerous episodes of violence in recent weeks, including the shooting death last Wednesday in the neighboring town of Coyuca de Benítez, of José Alfredo Cabrera Barrientos, candidate municipal president of the opposition coalition of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), National Action (PAN) and the Democratic Revolution (PRD).

Millions of Mexican men and women are preparing to vote from the first hour in the largest elections in the history of Mexico and from which the first female president in the history of the country could emerge, between the two main candidates: the ruling party Claudia Sheinbaum and the opposition Xóchitl Gálvez.

These elections are also already the most violent in the history of Mexico, with at least 30 candidates murdered.

According to the National Electoral Institute (INE), there are 22 voting centers canceled due to community problems or insecurity in 10 states, with special incidence in Chiapas (south) and Michoacán (west), so 126,000 citizens will have to vote outside their homes. communities.

Source: Gestion

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