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Gálvez is named and recognized as the opposition candidate in the Mexican elections.
MEXICO CITY, 3 September (EFE) — Mexican Senator Xochitl Gálvez was recognized this Sunday as the official opposition candidate for the 2024 presidential election in front of thousands of people gathered on Mexico City’s symbolic Paseo de la Reforma. the moment at which the certificate was presented confirming it as such. “Just a few months ago, the opposition was in decline, everywhere they said that there was no opposition, but today there is opposition, this is the opposition that we deployed in pessimism. Together we will restore hope, and today I am happy, determined and full of strength. I accept it with pride,” declared the current candidate for the Angels of Independence. Gálvez will lead a front made up of the parties of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the National Action (PAN), which is opposed by the party of the current President Andrés Manuel López Obrador National Revival Movement (Morena), who will nominate her candidacy for the presidency on September 6. The candidate said that her arrival to where she is now was due to the support and desire of PRI, PAN and PRD, whose leaders were present at the event , as well as several people belonging to civil society, such as mother seeker Cecilia Flores.He also assured that after two months of touring the country, he realized that although there is a lot of pain, there is also a lot of hope, therefore, according to he said Mexico needed unity to move towards change, and during the rally, he vowed “not to continue dividing Mexico” and not resort to suspensions in order to be superior to his rivals. Also, don’t cheat or manipulate: I will always tell you the truth, no matter how painful it may be.” Although he did not give details about his program, he did mention various groups such as missing mothers, environmentalists, Central American Migrants or the elderly, to whom he guaranteed respect and appreciation. He delivered this short speech to tens of thousands of people who chanted his name and slogans such as “We will win” and filled the Paseo de la Reforma. the avenue this Sunday will be painted in the colors of the three opposition parties. “We need a strong coalition to bring justice to this country, hopefully because the current government has been completely destructive,” one participant named José Antonio told EFE. Another person who came to express his support for Galvez accused President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of having plunged the country into a democratic crisis. “They say he joined the mafia, but no, he is the mafia,” said José Luis, accompanied by Fabian, who considered the candidate a “spontaneous, successful, ideas and inclusive” politician. Gálvez, a businesswoman and indigenous person from the central state of Hidalgo, was the opponent who spoke most openly against López Obrador, a fact that motivated her after announcing her presidential ambitions only last June. Although the PAN member had to meet with PRI Senator Beatriz Paredes in a public consultation on Sunday, the PRI member resigned on Wednesday after the opposition alliance’s official poll was released, giving Gálvez a 57.6% preference. For this reason, the front canceled the vote and instead held an event this Sunday in Ángel de la Independencia, where it presented Galvez with a certificate of victory. (c) EFE Agency