Armando Rodríguez Domínguez, 52, was found by city hall employees, who immediately called the emergency room.

A finding shook the municipality of San José de Gracia, Aguascalientes, as its mayor, Armando Rodríguez Domínguez, 52, was found dead inside a hall of the Municipal Palace.

According to the first reports, the official took his own life by hanging from a lamp in the Cabildo room, and was found by city hall employees, who immediately took him down and called the emergency room. Although they tried to revive him, he no longer had vital signs.

The news of the mayor’s death began to circulate after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, however, local media report that the death occurred around 7:00 p.m.

The death of the municipal president of San José de Gracia was confirmed by his counterpart from the municipality of Calvillo, Daniel Romo Urrutia, who shared a small obituary on social networks to express his condolences.

The government of José Manuel González Mota, mayor of the municipality of Seats, also shared a message to mourn the sensitive death of Armando Rodríguez. The State Executive Committee of the National Action Party (CDE PAN) joined the condolences.

Armando Rodríguez Domínguez came to the municipal presidency on June 5 with the local Fuerza por México party -the only one in the country to hold that position with that political group-, years before he held the same position, but with National Action.

According to witnesses, the mayor carried out his duties normally on the tragic day he took his own life.

Presumably the mayor had strong financial problems within the municipal presidency.

He had already been sanctioned by the Superior Control Body of Aguascalientes, (OSFAGS) after reviewing public accounts for not being able to solve them.

So far, the official causes of death have not been released and the corresponding investigations continue.

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