Morena will announce today who will be its candidates for the gubernatorial elections in Aguascalientes, Durango, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo and Tamaulipas next year.
The National Executive Committee (CEN) and the Elections Commission are meeting today to review the results of preference polls conducted in those states.
These results were collated through mirror surveys conducted by the houses Buendía y Asociados, Covarrubias y Asociados and Mendoza Blanco y Asociados.
The results of the surveys will be released throughout the day, starting with Aguascalientes.
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The leader of the party, Mario Delgado, said that the winner of each poll will not be automatically named as a candidate, since the CEN will make decisions to guarantee gender parity, so that there are three male and three female flag bearers.
This means that if six men win in the polls of the six battleground states, three of them will be “taken down” to put the top-ranked women in their place.
“I want to make it very clear that, in the event that there are more men better positioned, some of them will have to give the place to the best positioned woman in that state to meet our criteria and commitment to parity,” Delgado said.
“I repeat, the fact that a survey is presented today at this time, and a man or a woman is better positioned, does not mean that he will already be the one who represents us; until the end of the day, until we have the results of Tamaulipas, which is the last state, we will be able to determine the final list of the three men and the three women.”
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In the case of Aguascalientes, the best positioned character was the former candidate for mayor of the capital Arturo Ávila Anaya, with 9.5 points, followed by the superdelegate Nora Ruvalcaba Gámez, who obtained 0.5 points.
The aspects evaluated in the applicants were their honesty, closeness, knowledge of their status, whether they fulfill their promises and whether they respect women’s rights.
Although this result was confirmed by the three private polling houses that did mirror exercises, it is possible that Ruvalcaba will keep the candidacy, since more than half of the respondents in Aguascalientes said they would prefer that the position of head of the state Executive be occupied by a woman.
The poll prepared by the Morena Elections Commission recognizes an adverse scenario for the party in that entity, currently governed by the PAN with Martín Orozco Sandoval. According to the exercise, 32% of respondents would vote again for the blanquiazul, against 19% who would vote for Morena and 7% for the PRI.
Regarding Durango, Mario Delgado said that the candidacy is in dispute between Senator José Ramón Enríquez Herrera and Mayor Alma Marina Vitela Rodríguez.
In this state there were divided results in terms of male prospectus. While the poll of the National Elections Commission of Morena indicated that the best positioned was the petista Alejandro González Yáñez, better known as Gonzalo Yáñez, the mirror results of the three private pollsters gave Enríquez Herrera as the winner, so the leadership of the party opted for the latter between the two male aspirants.
In the four exercises, the best positioned woman was always Marina Vitela.
Enríquez Herrera is a doctor and was municipal president of the capital of Durango from 2016 to 2018. Meanwhile, Vitela Rodríguez, a former PRI member, has been a local and federal deputy, and leader of the tricolor in her state. In 2018 she won the federal deputation election for Morena, a position to which she requested a license to participate as a candidate for mayor of Gómez Palacio, which she also won.
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