Pre-election campaign for 2024 Mexico polls begins in 3 states


The pre-election campaign for Mexico’s general elections scheduled for June 2, 2024, has kicked in the states of Mexico City, Jalisco and Yucatan, according to the National Electoral Institute. The pre-campaign period for popularly elected positions is expected to conclude on January 3, 2024, after it began on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency. President of the National Action Party (PAN) Marko Cortes Mendoza urged support for Xochitl Galvez, who will be the presidential candidate of the opposition coalition Frente Amplio por Mexico, made up of the PAN, the Party of the Democratic Revolution and the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

The ruling National Regeneration Movement party will wait until November 10 to announce and promote some of its candidates. Mexico will see the largest elections in its history in June 2024, as more than 20,000 public offices are up for election, with an estimated 98 million citizens eligible to vote. At the national level, the president and Congress (128 senators and 500 deputies) will be elected, and so will nine governors and local legislatures and city councils in the country’s 32 states, among other positions.