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Campaigns for Governor Elections Kick off in the State of Mexico

Take a glance at the top four candidates for this year's State of Mexico governor elections
By The News · 04 of April 2017 10:34:34
PAN candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota campaigns in Atizapan, ATIZAPÁN, ESTADO DE MÉXICO, 04ABRIL2017.- Josefina Vázquez Mota, candidata del PAN a la gubernatura del Estado de México realizó un evento masivo a un costado de la presidencia municipal de Atizapán, en donde refrendó su compromiso con los mexiquenses. FOTO: ARTEMIO GERRA BAZ / CUARTOSCURO.COM, photo: Cuartoscuro/Artemio Gerra Baz

The four major candidates for State of Mexico governor began their campaigns Monday. The candidates are: Alfredo del Mazo Maza of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Delfina Gómez Álvarez of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), Josefina Vázquez Mota of the National Action Party (PAN) and Juan Zepeda of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD).

Del Mazo Maza began his campaign in Tlalnepantla on Monday and said that women would be a priority for his administration. To achieve this goal, Del Mazo Maza promised to supply women with panic buttons and start a “Pink Salary” program to provide homemakers with a steady income.

Gómez Alvarez began her campaign in her hometown of Texcoco, where she promised to conquer Toluca.

“This is the moment for State of Mexico residents to make history for our children and for those who have not been brought to justice,” she said.

Meanwhile at PAN, its president Ricardo Anaya said that Gómez Álvarez was nothing more than the party leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s “puppet.”

Also for PAN, Vázquez Mota began her campaign in Atlacomulco and promised to put an end to PRI’s leadership.

Vázquez Mota also promised to improve security in the state and by doing so decreasing homicides, feminicides and corruption.

Lastly, the PRD, which has been experiencing setbacks lately as Senator Miguel Barbosa left to party to join Morena, began its campaign led by Zepeda in Nezahualcóyotl. Zepeda blamed PRI for the states crime and insecurity and said condemned politicians who started out as PRD members, but later left the part to join others.