Friday - Nov 16, 2018

Mexico: PRI lost almost half of the votes vs. 2011 election


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Morena took 1,786.000 – 56 percent from PRI

by the El Reportero’s wire services

Governor elections in the State of Mexico, Coahuila and Nayarit meant a decrease in the number of votes obtained by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), according to results at hand today.

When comparing the number of votes and the percentages of votes obtained by the PRI candidates in 2011 with those of Sunday, it is confirmed that although they are first in the state of Mexico and Coahuila (there are challenges in this regard), the preferences of the so-called tricolor party were almost halved.

According to the Preliminary Electoral Results Program (PREP), Alfredo del Mazo obtained one million 955 thousand 347 votes in the election of Governor of the State of Mexico, that is to say, 33.72 percent of the total and 2.9 percent more than the candidate of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), Delfina Gómez.

In 2011 the current Mexican leader, Eruviel Ávila, won with 3 million 18 thousand 588 votes, 64.97 percent, which represented a difference of 41.01 points with respect to the Party of the Democratic Revolution and 49.69 of the National Action Party (PAN).

In the case of Coahuila, the PREP gives an advantage to PRI candidate Miguel Riquelme of 13,253 votes over Guillermo Anaya, who competed for the second time.

Rubén Moreira won the governorship with 688,796 votes (58.71 of the total cast), but Riquelme now has 337,682 (38.31 percent).
A similar phenomenon occurred in Nayarit, where the PRI suffered a setback in the vote. In 2011 Roberto Sandoval obtained 220 thousand 508 votes, 45.74 percent, now Manuel Cota, when losing the election, only received 123 thousand 572, 26.82 percent.

Salvadoran government to protect emigrants threatened in USA

The government of El Salvador ratified today that it will support the 190,000 compatriots who emigrated to the United States and could lose the benefits of the Temporary Protection Status (TPS).

The Salvadoran Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it will maintain a dialogue at the highest level with its counterparts in the United States to defend a community it defined as laborious and respectful of the law.

The note points out that the Salvadoran diaspora, in addition to creating a home, contributes to the economy, wealth and cultural diversity of the northern nation, so the struggle for stability and respect for human rights will continue.

Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez stated the government is exploring alternatives to the TPS, which expires in March 2018 and its renewal is in doubt, as President Donald Trump questioned its indefinite status.

“We will redouble efforts so that the TPS will be considered in a particular way with a grant of extension or other measure, and we will highlight the reduction of migratory flows towards the United States,” said the minister.

But even if Washington suspends the immigration benefits, the Salvadoran state will appeal to the last legal recourse to avoid a massive deportation.

Mexico asks Panama to extradite former Mexican governor

The Panamanian Attorney General’s Office has confirmed today the request for extradition of former governor of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge, detained at the National Directorate of Investigation.

In a statement issued today, the Attorney General’s Office reported that the Mexican embassy in Panama filed a request for provisional arrest for international extradition against Roberto Borge, who is required by a federal judge in Mexico State, for allegedly crime of illicit operations.

Likewise, the Mexican embassy promised to enforce the formal request for international extradition within a maximum period of 60 days.