For the third time in his political career, David Monreal Ávila will be a candidate for the governor of Zacatecas, because it won the internal survey of the National Regeneration Movement (Brunette) to compete for the state executive in the 2021 elections.
Mario Delgado, national president of Morena, announced that Senator Ricardo Monreal’s brother was elected state coordinator for the defense of the Fourth Transformation in Zacatecas, figure to designate the candidates of the governorships.
“In 2016 It was my turn to accompany him and it was clearly a process where the government reached out to alter the will that had been clearly manifested at the polls. We are now going for a rematch, ”Delgado said when introducing David Monreal this Saturday, December 19.
That way, Luis Medina Lizalde, José Narro Céspedes were left on the path of internal conflictas well as the senators Geovanna Bañuelos and Soledad Luévano, solo the latter was in the presentation, while the rest left with annoyance the party headquarters located in Chihuahua 216, Colonia Roma of the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office.
Delgado said that the chosen one has been a man of the left and with convictions who has accompanied the current president of the republic in his struggle, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Added that He had to call the Zacatecan militancy to compete in unity for the 2021 elections, something that David Monreal committed to.
“His The main task will be to start forming committees of protagonists of true change throughout the territory of Zacatecas to have all the structure for the defense of the vote and the promotion of the vote. And obviously, it will also have as a task, summon the unity of the entire militancy in Zacatecas”, Indicated the president of Morena.
Since last August, a survey by Consulta Mitofsky ranked David Monreal as the most recognized politician over his competitors from the PRI, PRD and PAN, as well as among his party colleagues.
The former mayor of Fresnillo, Zacatecan municipality, He registered as an internal contender on December 5 and this 19, he was anointed in Mexico City. It should be noted that this is the third time that he will compete to govern the state where he is from.
“In 2010 and 2016 I was a candidate for governor of Zacatecas, but fraud and slander prevented the transformation. Today, with a democratic government, the people will be able to decide freely, “he wrote on Twitter on December 7 last. general coordinator of Livestock of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.
Previously, in 2010, David Monreal was championed by the Labor Party, but was in fourth place with 13.59% of the votes; that time he won Miguel Alonso Reyes of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Then, In 2016, he competed with the same colors of Morena that now shelter him, however, that match achieved third place with 28% and the PRI Alejandro Tello was elected governor, who is currently in office.
Morena has established itself as a political force after being founded by López Obrador, so now, it is the party in power. This group dominates not only the Chamber of Deputies and Senators, but in a large number of local congresses.
Zacatecas was governed by two PRD periods from 1998 to 2010, with the command of Ricardo Monreal Ávila (1998-2004) and then, with Amalia García at the helm (2004-2010). They went on ever since, two terms of the PRI and in 2021, the left represented in Morena seeks to recover the state.
The state is in the middle of a violent wave, lashed by drug trafficking groups. Precisely, On October 25, David Monreal went to the premises of the Attorney General’s Office in Zacatecas, denouncing that they wanted to tarnish his image after the appearance of several narcomantas who accused him of favoring the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel in the state.
At that time, he declared that he was analyzing his candidacy and that the strategy of linking him to criminal groups was a dirty campaign by his political adversaries.
The Zacatecas authorities acknowledge that this state has a strategic location for drug trafficking from the Pacific to the US border. Until last January, four cartels had been located: Golfo, del Noreste, Sinaloa (CDS) and Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), in addition to the group of Los Talibanes, a cell of Los Zetas.
However, In recent months the war has increased at the rate of two factions: Sinaloa against the CJNG. Fresnillo, a municipality chaired by Saúl Monreal Ávila, another politician of the clan, is one of the most affected by the violence.
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