The INE Audit Commission will propose on Thursday to the General Council of the National Electoral Institute to revoke Félix Salgado Macedonio’s candidacy for not having delivered reports of pre-campaign expenses.
The commission approved the project by a majority vote, confirmed sources of the electoral arbitrator.
The decision shall be in the hands of the General Council. If appropriate, the candidate today could still challenge her before the Electoral Tribunal of the Federation Judiciary (TEPJF).
In addition, it is proposed to fine Morena with 6 million 573 thousand 391 pesos.
Salgado Macedonio was a pre-candidate along with several morenists who contested the candidacy.
After a series of internal challenges based on allegations of sexual rape, the licensed senator finally obtained registration as Morena’s candidate on March 4, after Morena’s leadership decided to confirm his candidacy for Guerrero’s gubernatura.
The National Election Commission (CNE) of Morena confirmed on March 12 the nomination of the senator licensed as standard-bearer, after conducting a new survey raised in Guerrero.
Morena said that although the process of sustaining Salgado had “strong reactions, to which we cannot remain aliens,” she held criminal bodies accountable for not acting in cases of violence against women.
Although Morena claimed to recognize the “legitimate outrage and pain of women” of her party, she denied being ignored by her claims.
“An ex officio procedure was initiated to address the signs and the selection of the candidacy was re-selected. At this crossroads, taking into account the democratic principles of our movement, we leave the decision in the hands of the people of Guerrero. The new survey was conducted in a completely different context from the one in December 2020, as the signals against the candidate were now in the public domain,” he said.
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