Chiapas: Beginning of electoral campaign for governor, deputies, and mayors

On 30 May formally opened the electoral campaigns for governor in Chiapas for which 4 candidates will compete:  María Elena Orantes López for the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), Labor Party (PT), and the Citizens’ Movement (MC); Manuel Velasco Coello, candidate for the alliance between the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the Ecological Green of Mexico (PVEM), and New Alliance (PANAL), ex-senator and grandson of ex-governor Manuel Velasco Suárez; Emmanuel Nivón González, ex-mayor of Tapachula, for the National Action Party (PAN); and Marcela Bonilla Grajales, representative of the local party Chiapas Pride (POCH). All together, some 8200 candidates initiated their campaigns on this day, given that on 1 July, the day of the presidential elections, residents of Chiapas will vote to elect the new governor, 122 mayors, and 41 local deputies.

For more information (in Spanish):

Hoy inicia lucha por gobierno de Chiapas (Universal, 28 de mayo de 2012)

Chiapas da equipo de seguridad a candidatos a gobernador (El Universal, 28 de mayo de 2012)

Sabines entrega camioneta blindada a candidatos a la gubernatura (Proceso, 28 de mayo de 2012)


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