Monday, June 18, 2012

PRI candidate murders PAN opponent

Given a vast array of shenanigans when they were "elected" in dirty primaries, the federal electoral tribunal has recently ordered PRI to redo much of their candidate selection process in especially southern Mexico.

But nothing comes close to this: In Chiapas, the local electoral board approved the substitution of Ulises Alberto Grajales Niño by Bulmaro Castillejos Calvo as a candidate to be mayor of Villaflores.

What's the reason this time? Ulises Alberto Grajales is accused of having murdered an activist from the PAN party who was apparently tearing down some electoral material on June 11. Gunned down, in cold blood. Grajales has at least been arrested.

Chiapas will elect, on July 1, a new governor, 118 municipal preisdents, and 40 local deputies for the state congress, as well as, of course, votes for national president, senators, and deputies.

May there be no more political murders until then.

Acusan a aspirante de PRI de matar a panista. El Universal, June 12, 2012.
Designan nuevo candidato en Chiapas. El Universal, June 16, 2012.

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