Sunday, March 3, 2024

Morena party seeks annulment of Puebla election for governor

The Morena party wants election officials to annul the Puebla election for governor on the grounds that it was “plagued” with irregularities.

Party president Yeidckol Polevnsky Gurwitz said the July 1 was manipulated by ex-governor Rafael Moreno Valle, “who only wants to pass along the power to his wife.”

Martha Erika Alonso Hidalgo ran under the National Action Party (PAN) banner and was declared winner of the election.

Polevnsky said the recount showed the levels at which the state elections were manipulated, “just like PAN did in the times of Felipe Calderón . . . .”

She told a press conference it was the same in the 2006 presidential election when Felipe Calderón snatched the win from Morena leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Polevnsky said it was “illogical” that voting trends in Puebla went contrary to those seen at the national level: “we know that Andrés Manuel López Obrador was a tsunami that gave votes to many, even those that weren’t well known . . . ”

PAN’s “dirty hands” are all over the electoral process, she continued, and the party continues to exert pressure on electoral judges.

Morena’s gubernatorial candidate, Miguel Barbosa Huerta, declared himself an optimist, stating he was convinced that the court’s decision would go in his favor, adding that the annulment request could be a done deal by late October or early November.

He lost the election to Alonso by 122,000 votes, or four percentage points. The results of the recount, meanwhile, are being kept under wraps due to the annulment request.

Source: El Universal (sp)

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