Did you know that on July first of this year, there will be important elections in México. Here in Mérida, a new mayor will be voted in, a new governor will be chosen, the country will elect a new president. There will also be elections for Senadores and Diputados – the equivalent of House representatives and Senators.
Although non-Mexicans cannot vote, it is important to know who the principal players are.
The federal contest will be between three parties: Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI ) , Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) and Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD)
The presidential candidate for the PAN is Joesefina Vasquez Mota
The presidential candidate for the PRD is Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador
In Yucatan, the PRD does not have a strong following. They have not named candidates for either Mayor of Mérida or for Governor of Yucatán.
The electoral campaign will begin sometime in late March. As the candidates make their platforms known, I will profile them here at Writing From Merida.
In fact, as of March 1st, this blog will feature a new category called: COMMENTARY. In it you’ll find news about the elections and other socio-political happenings…
The race is on, this election will be VERY important for México at national state and city levels… so stay tuned!
All photos are from the candidates websites