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Morena Flips Governorships in Six States

In this year’s most important Mexican elections, held June 5 in six states, Morena scored a series of stunning successes. This México News Daily dispatch offers a breakdown.


The Morena party won four of six gubernatorial elections held Sunday, June 5, increasing the number of federal entities controlled by the ruling party to 20 (out of 32 states). Morena candidates triumphed in Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, and Tamaulipas.

Julio Menchaca secured between 60 and 63 percent of the vote in Hidalgo, about double that of PAN-PRI-PRD contender Carolina Viggiano. The result will bring PRIs long-held control of Hidalgo to an end.


Salomón Jara achieved a similarly thumping victory in Oaxaca, attracting support from 58 to 61 percent of voters, over double that garnered by PRI-PRD candidate Alejandro Avilés.


Former Benito Juárez (Cancún) mayor Mara Lezama will be Quintana Roos first female governor after winning between 55 and 58 percent of the vote. PAN-PRD candidate Laura Fernández was a distant second with support in the range of 15 to 18 percent.

Morena candidate Mara Lezama has become the first woman elected as governor in Quintana Ro.

Américo Villareal, Morenas candidate in Tamaulipas, triumphed over César Verástegui, who served as government secretary in the current PAN administration. Villareal . . . won 50 percent of the vote compared to 44 percent for Verástegui.


President López Obrador asserted Monday that the oppositions classism” was a factor . . . in the states won by Morena, a party he founded.


I shouldnt be giving advice . . . but they should carry out a review of their strategy, it affects them a lot . . . their classism, their racism” he told reporters at his morning news conference. “They show disdain for people, they have no love for people,” claimed López Obrador, who continues to enjoy a high approval rating 3 1/2 years after taking office.