Five election officials were assassinated in Chiapas on Saturday.
The Mexicans elected their representatives in the legislative and local elections in the form of a mid-term test of President Andres Manuel López Obrador (“AMLO”) on Sunday, June 6. Representatives and local officials, this is shrouded in violence and marked by the Covid-19 pandemic.
This kind of violence, especially the assassination confirmed on Sunday, five election officials were ambushed in Chiapas (southern) the day before after organizing a polling station, but this did not harm the good performance of this election. . To the authorities.
A total of 95 million Mexicans were invited to vote for the new House of Representatives, about 20,000 district positions, and 15 of the 32 governor positions.Preliminary estimates “Ticket Box” It should be announced overnight.
Since the start of the campaign in September, approximately 91 politicians have been assassinated. Of these, 36 are candidates or are being appointed.
Public Security Minister Rosa Iceland Rodríguez said that areas of violence were discovered during Election Day. “Fortunately, the National Guard has been deployed in these places”, She told reporters after voting.
In Guerrero (south), one of the most violent states in the country, members of the community police are patrolling. “Organized criminals come to divide the people, they don’t let them vote freely”, Warns Isaías Posotema, a police officer in Chilapa, the area is deeply troubled by gangs.
The National Electoral Agency (INE) stated that 20 of the total 162,000 polling stations could not be set up due to disrupting public order.
“Long live democracy!”67-year-old Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador exclaimed after putting the ballot in the ballot box a few steps from the presidential palace in central Mexico City . For the leftist president, elected for six years in 2018, this is a crucial test because he wants to retain control of the house.
“The stakes are neither greater nor less than Mexico’s future”, University of Southern California professor Pamela Star (Pamela Star) pointed out that “Voters will have to choose between two visions for Mexico’s future: AMLO reform or return to the old policy”. “This election is a referendum by Lopez Obrador”, It is estimated that the British consulting company Capital Investment Macro.This day is “The most important and complex of the past three decades”, Said Lorenzo Cordova, director of the National Electoral Institute.
Many opinion polls show that although Mexico is one of the countries hit hardest by Covid-19, the prospect of sanctions voting seems to be fading as the health crisis indicators recede. In fact, the popularity of AMLO remains above 60%, and a comfortable majority should be maintained.