In 2018, Mexico’s current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), garnered the highest level of support for a presidential candidate in Mexican history. He gathered more than 30 million votes. He overwhelmingly dominated his rivals. He won in every state in the country, including those that traditionally did not vote for the left… well, almost all of them.
The president of Mexico lost in Guanajuato
Why does Guanajuato seem immune to López Obrador’s seduction? To find out, El American interviewed Eduardo López Mares, state leader of the National Action Party (PAN).
What is the secret to its success? Governed for 30 years by the center-right PAN, the state of Guanajuato is not only one of the great success stories of the political transition and the economic modernization it brought about, but also the main stronghold of the Mexican opposition.
Why Mexico’s president does not win there?
We talked with him about what his party’s governments have built in the economy and society of Guanajuato, the reasons for the continuous defeats of the obradorismo and the work being done by the PAN in preparation for the 2024 elections, where not only the new president of the republic and the new federal congress will be elected, but also the governor, deputies and city councils of Guanajuato too.
López Mares explains that they assumed the goal of gathering 1.6 million votes in the next elections. To achieve this, they are working with their strategic allies to strengthen the unity of their party, professionalize the committees and generate the commitment of each citizen, with the human being as the center of their efforts, with a view to 2024.
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