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State of Mexico Candidates Happy with Debate

Juan Zepeda Hernández said that the race will become tighter as elections near
By The News · 26 of April 2017 15:32:57
Candidates for governor of the State of Mexico debate in the city of Toluca, State of Mexico, April 25, 2017, Candidates for governor of the State of Mexico debate in the city of Toluca, State of Mexico, April 25, 2017. photo: IEEM via Cuartoscuro, photo: IEEM, via Cuartoscuro

After last night’s debate, the candidates for governor in the State of Mexico expressed that they were happy to have a chance to talk about their proposals and plans for governor, so that citizens can make an informed decision in the June 4 elections.

Alfredo Del Mazo Maza, candidate for the coalition of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the Green party (PVEM), the new Alliance party and the Social Encounter party, said that this is not the time for mistakes, because the State of Mexico can’t fall into the hands of someone who doesn’t understand it or isn’t capable of making their own decisions.

PRI Candidate Alfredo del Mazo Maza during debate in Toluca, State of Mexico, April 25, 2017. Photo: Cuartoscuro/Misael Valtierra

Independent candidate María Teresa Castell de Oro Palacios, said that this was a victory for State of Mexico residents, because for the first time, a citizen was able to partake in a debate in the State of Mexico.

Castell de Oro Palacios added that this is a clear sign that there is a true democracy in the State of Mexico and that others like her can aspire to form a civic government.

Juan Zepeda Hernández, candidate for the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) said that the race will become tighter as elections near.

“The election is basically split between three candidates, but with the PRD closer to the PRI, we’ll probably be neck and neck with the PRI in a week. I’m going to be campaigning in the streets, laying out my point of view and convincing people,” said Zepeda Hernández.

Candidate Delfina Gómez Álvarez of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) said that voters should go out and vote on election day and Josefina Vázquez Mota, candidate for the Revolutionary Action Party (PAN), said she was happy about being able to talk about her proposals in this democratic exercise.