Note: PRI and organized crime, evil twins. Like the mob and Chicago?
AN: crime coerced the vote for the PRI in Michoacán
Mexico is at greater risk as Michoacan is the first state in which
criminal organizations are able to enthrone a state government, from
the National Action Alert
Mexico City | Monday November 14, 2011 Editorial | The Universal21: 30
The National Executive Committee (CEN) of PAN accused "serious
anomalies" in the election of Michoacan, in particular, argued the
involvement of organized crime in favor of the PRI.
"Criminal organizations threatened in many ways to many PAN
sympathizers and militants warning them not to leave to participate
in the contest and also threatened citizens not only to avoid voting
for National Action, but explicitly to force, not only induce the
vote for the PRI, "he said.
In a statement, National Action said the offenders forced the
citizens in various parts of the state to vote "for the Red party."
The PAN said that an example of these threats was the murder of the
mayor of La Piedad and the publication of an ad in the same
municipality in which the militants warned the PAN to refrain from
developing their activities on the day and "threatened to violate the
people of Michoacan if voted for candidates of that party."
"This direct intervention, open and brazen criminals that ravage the
Michoacan town can not pass unnoticed by state election authorities,"
Assume the defense asserted that the right of Michoacan to freely
elect their authorities.
"Mexico is at greater risk as Michoacan is the first state in which
criminal organizations are able to enthrone a state government,"
warned the blue and white. (PAN)
At the end of Preliminary Electoral Results Program, the PRI
candidate for governor of the state, Fausto Vallejo, was placed in
front of the quick count.
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Narcos coerced Michoacan's vote for the PRI, the PAN accused
NOVEMBER 14, 2011 ·
MEXICO, D.F. (Approved) .- The leadership of the National Action
Party (PAN) today demanded election officials punish "direct
intervention, openly and brazenly" organized crime in the elections
of Michoacan, because otherwise this entity will be the first in
which enthroned the criminals a PRI state government.
After their candidate for governor, Luisa María Calderón, said that
there was a "barbarian invasion" of organized crime in Sunday's
election 13, and detailing cases of intimidation and threats against
PAN, PAN said that "this direct intervention open and brazen
criminals that ravage (sic) the people can not go unnoticed Michoacan
to state election authorities. "
He explained that this is an unprecedented event which seriously
affects minimally acceptable conditions for the exercise of a free
vote, so it must be sanctioned by the electoral authorities.
"Should not minimize the ominous fact that if not cut short this
criminal behavior, all of Mexico is at increased risk of Michoacan is
the first state in which criminal organizations are able to enthrone
a state government."
In a statement, Calderon reiterated the PAN won the gubernatorial
election, although the preliminary count did not favor, but
considered very serious, "the involvement of organized crime, which
was operating to manipulate the will of the voters in favor of their
interests or preferences. "
And he said: "Beyond the victory of the PAN-Panal coalition, led by
Maria Luisa Calderon Hinojosa, the political institution is prepared
to defend peace in Michoacan, as this institution now faces threats
such as restricting their right to vote, and criminal organizations
threatened in many ways to many PAN sympathizers and militants
warning them not to leave to participate in the contest and also
threatened citizens not only to avoid voting for National Action, but
explicitly to force, stress, coerce, induce to only vote for the PRI. "
In the statement, issued after 21 hours, the PAN notes that media
reports of public opinion in several areas of the state's citizens
were forced to vote for the "red party" as referred to PRI criminals .
"Well-known examples of these threats were the cowardly murder of the
mayor of La Piedad and, even more explicit and widespread publication
of a pamphlet that 'unknown' ordered spread in a major newspaper in
the same municipality."
He added: "The unusual message PAN militants warned to refrain from
developing their activities on the day and threatened with violence
to the people of Michoacan if voted for candidates of that party. The
same call was made by various means to the population of major cities
in the state. "
He concludes: "Therefore, the National Action says it will defend the
right of choice and peace of Michoacan, using democratic means, civic
and peaceful that we have built for the Mexicans."