BY RICARDO ORTIZ
The characters that comprise the state government of Durango were defined this Monday with the closing of the registration of candidates by the Electoral and Citizen Participation Institute.
There are five people seeking to govern the state ruled by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which is running the ex mayor of the capital, Esteban Villegas in coalition with the Green Party (PVEM), New Alliance Party (PANAL) and the Durango Party (PD).
For the first time in its history, the National Action Party (PAN) and the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) will seek to govern the PRI state with the current senator José Rosas Aispuro.
For its part, the Movement for National Regeneration (Morena) registered Guillermo Favela.
On Monday morning the Labor Party registered Alejandro González Yáñez, who in 1998 sought the position of governor, but lost to the PRI politician Ángel Sergio Guerrero. The Social Encounter Party (PES) registered Nancy Vázquez, who renounced her PAN affiliation a few days ago.
The period for the aspirants to the executive post to register ends on the 15 of February, according to the calendar approved by the General Counsel of the Electoral and Citizen’s Participation Institute (IEPC).
The following step is the registration for the independent candidates running for governor, which will take place from the March 7 to 14; right now these aspirants are in the process of raising the citizen support required to qualify as a candidate.