Gálvez seeks to win the support of voters in one of the most affected regions. Xóchitl Gálvez Commits to Return Peace to Chiapas.

One week before the June 2 elections, opposition presidential candidate Xóchitl Gálvez promised this Sunday in the indigenous municipality of Zinacantán, state of Chiapas, that if she becomes president, she will work to “return peace and tranquility” to the region, which in recent months has been affected by organized crime, insecurity and violence.

“Trust me, you are going to have a president who is not going to think about pharaonic works (in reference to the infrastructure works of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador) that have been a theft of money, she is going to think about her families, she is going to return peace and tranquility to Chiapas, I guarantee it,” declared Gálvez.

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Xóchitl Gálvez Commits to Return Peace to Chiapas

Security commitments

“They are going to have the bravest female president that Mexico has ever had, the criminals are over, the party is over for the criminals, they are going to go to jail,” he added in his speech to the Tsotsil indigenous people of Zinacantán , where he closed his campaign in Chiapas. Gálvez highlighted his commitment to fighting crime and restoring security in the region.

In recent months, Chiapas has registered an increase in insecurity and violence, caused by clashes between organized crime groups in different municipalities.

Since 2023, civil and indigenous organizations have denounced an environment of ‘civil war’ that worsens every day due to armed conflicts, the presence of drug trafficking cartels and the increase in homicides, disappearances, extortions and forced displacements, especially in indigenous communities related to the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).

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Xóchitl Gálvez Commits to Return Peace to Chiapas

Election concerns

On May 15, the bishops of San Cristóbal de Las Casas indicated that in some regions of Chiapas, which have been affected by violence and insecurity, there are no conditions to hold the June 2 elections.

Despite these concerns, Gálvez appealed to her indigenous origin and called on the indigenous Tsotsiles of Zinacantán to vote for her.

“Mexico is going to have its first president, but it will not be just any woman, it will be a woman like you (indigenous), a woman originally from the Hñähñu people, a town in Hidalgo (central Mexico), a woman who comes from below,” he explained.

Gálvez highlighted her knowledge of Chiapas, stating that she worked during the government of President Vicente Fox (2000-2006) as General Director of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples, which helped her review the achievements and promises of government of it.

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Xóchitl Gálvez Commits to Return Peace to Chiapas

Promises to indigenous peoples

“As an indigenous woman, I know what our roots and values are (…) they are going to have a president who is going to care about the indigenous peoples,” said Gálvez.

Just last Friday, he received the baton of command from a people originally from the State of Mexico and committed to serving the indigenous peoples of the 32 states of the country with resources and infrastructure, not just those in the southeast, as the current one has done. administration of President López Obrador.

In the June 2 elections, the largest in the history of Mexico, more than 98 million citizens are called to the polls to renew more than 20,700 positions, including the presidency, the 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and the 128 of the Senate, as well as nine state governments, including Mexico City.

Xóchitl Gálvez Commits to Return Peace to Chiapas

With these promises and his strong bond with the indigenous community, Xóchitl Gálvez seeks to gain the support of voters in one of the regions most affected by violence and insecurity, with the aim of bringing significant and lasting change to Chiapas.

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