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They raise their hands for governorships; there are at least 50 applicants

They raise their hands for governorships; there are at least 50 applicants


If the new guidelines of the National Electoral Institute (INE) are applied, at least 50 aspiring female governors would almost triple their chances of being nominated, compared to the trend of female participation observed since political parity was established as a constitutional principle.

In contrast, the 158 male prospects would see their chances reduced due to the obligation of the political parties to guarantee the female presence in 7 of the 15 applications for the same number of state replacements.

The General Council of the INE approved on Friday an agreement that, if not considered inadmissible by the Electoral Tribunal, will significantly increase the participation of women in the elections of the governorships for 2021.

According to the opinion that the INE endorsed on November 6, female candidacies in state contests of the last six years represented 18% of the total registered applicants, even though since 2014 there is the principle of parity to which the political parties.

Excelsior made a recount of the names that are mentioned in the various political forces and entities of those who could contest in 2021 the 15 governorships at stake.

This is a list of 208 prospects. Of these, 50 are women.

Unlike most entities, where the pre-candidates represent on average a quarter of the possible prospects, in Tlaxcala 6 of the 10 profiles mentioned are women distributed in the three political forces with possibilities of victory: Morena, PRI and BREAD.

In contrast, Querétaro is the only state where so far no female profile appears for the governor’s race in a list of 9 men.

The party with the most options to comply with the new rule is Morena, which has 22 of the 50 potential candidates.

In the case of the PRI and the PAN, they each have 12 female prospects, highlighting the high political profile of their potential candidates, who currently hold positions in the Senate and in municipal presidencies, mainly.

“In Mexico, in the period from 2015 to 2019, 224 candidatures have been registered, of which only 41 have corresponded to women (18.30%) and 183 have corresponded to men (81.69%), identifying a great disadvantage in the applications among men and women ”, is stated in the INE agreement.

The document details that, from 1979 to date, there have only been 7 elected women governors in the history of the country.


These are the other women who sound for candidacies.

  • Baja California
  • Gina Cruz, senator.
  • Alejandra León, senator of the PT.
  • Baja California Sur
  • Armida Castro, Mayor of Los Cabos.
  • Lucia Trasviña, senator.
  • Guadalupe Saldaña, senator.
  • Campeche
  • Rocío Abreu, senator.
  • Nelly del Carmen Márquez, deputy.
  • Chihuahua
  • Graciela Ortiz, former senator.
  • Colima
  • Claudia Yáñez, federal deputy.
  • Warrior
  • Beatriz Mojica, former candidate for governor.
  • Adela Román, mayor of Acapulco.
  • Alicia Zamora, deputy.
  • Michoacan
  • Selene Vázquez, former senator.
  • Adriana Hernández, local deputy.
  • Nayarit
  • Charo Mejía, former president of the state DIF.
  • Martha Elena García, former senator.
  • Gloria Elizabeth Núñez, senator.
  • Cora Cecilia Pinedo, senator.
  • New Lion
  • Blanca Judith Díaz, Development coordinator.
  • Cristina Díaz Salazar, former senator.
  • Margarita Arellanes, former candidate for governor.
  • Sinaloa
  • Imelda Castro Castro, senator.
  • Graciela Domínguez, deputy.
  • Rosa Isela Fuentes, president of DIF Sinaloa.
  • Roxana Rubio, local deputy.
  • Sonora
  • Ana Gabriela Guevara, from Conade.
  • Célida López, mayor of Hermosillo.
  • Sylvana Beltrones, Senator.
  • Lilly Téllez, senator.
  • Dolores del Río, deputy.
  • Tlaxcala
  • Lorena Cuéllar, former superdelegate.
  • Ana Lilia Rivera, senator.
  • Anabel Alvarado, Secretary of Tourism.
  • Anabell Ávalos, mayor of Tlaxcala.
  • Minerva Hernández, senator.
  • Adriana Dávila, federal deputy.
  • Zacatecas
  • Magdalena Núñez, former federal deputy.
  • Claudia E. Anaya, senator.
  • Queretaro
  • No applicants.
  • San Luis Potosi
  • No applicants.

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