Baja California Sur, an unprecedented contest between eight candidates

LA PAZ, BCS.

For the first time in the electoral history of Baja California Sur, nine people requested their registration as candidates for the state governorship through their respective political parties. However, only eight did.

Baja California Sur is governed by the PAN member Carlos Mendoza Davis, who won the elections in the last electoral process of 2015.

At first, the Legislative Power was dominated by the alliance between Morena, PT and PES, with 15 deputies; however, in March 2020 they decided to walk separately.

The other bloc, the opposition, was made up of eight legislators from the National Action Party (PAN), Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), Solidarity Encounter Party (PES), Humanist Party and South Californian Renovation.

When said fracture occurred, neither of the two parliamentary blocs obtained the qualified majority to be able to approve any initiative with a draft decree to make reforms to the State Constitution or to make changes to the Organic Law of the State Congress.

Morena’s bloc argued that they have a majority (ten plus one) to be able to meet and approve any initiative.

In this regard, the governor has refused to publish in the Official diary of the state any initiative that the Morena, PT block approves, because, according to him, such initiatives are illegal, since they do not have a qualified majority 14 plus one.

The conflict in the State Congress, where there have been blows and bites, from a deputy from Morena to her counterpart from the PES, has reached the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), which ordered that the public session be restored Ordinary of last Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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The eight candidates for the state government, as well as the candidates for the South Californian Congress, have to overcome this legislative gap.

Likewise, the aspirants to govern the entity will face the demand of the South Californian for the administration of justice.

Figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP) 2020 detail that during that year 18 thousand 254 crimes were committed, of which 2 thousand 61 were crimes against life and bodily integrity, 188 against personal freedom, 723 sexual crimes , 8,720 crimes against property, 3,420 against the family, 58 against society and 3 thousand 84 against other affected legal rights. Within these figures, 118 homicides, four femicides and five kidnappings are counted.

Fight for the five mayoralties

Over the five municipalities that the state of Baja California Sur is divided, Morena governs three of them (Los Cabos, La Paz and Comondú); the PAN governs in Loreto and the municipality of Mulegé is under the leadership of the New Alliance Party.

However, currently the licensed mayor of Los Cabos, Armida Castro Guzmán, has renounced her morenista militancy to join the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico (PVEM), from where she will seek the governorship of the entity.

It should be remembered that in her registration as a PVEM candidate for the governorship of Baja California Sur, Armida Castro stated that “Morena’s state leadership is full of misogynistic politicians, who do not respect the postulates of the Fourth Transformation.”

Likewise, Armida Castro denounced the leader of Morena, Alberto Rentería Santana, before the State Electoral Court (TEE) for violating his partisan political rights, a lawsuit that prospered by disqualifying Renteria Santana from any public office for three years.

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According to the most recent results of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), 798,447 inhabitants were counted in Baja California Sur, which places the state in the penultimate place (31) nationally by its population number.

Of the total number, 405 thousand 879 are men, which represents 50.8 percent; while 392 thousand 568 are women, which represents 49.2 percent.

More than half of the Congress is governed by Morena and PES

The current legislature is made up of 21 deputies, eight from Morena, seven from the PES, one deputy from the PAN, one from the PRI, one from the PRD, one PT, and one from the Humanist Party, as well as one from the South Californian Renovation Party (PRS) .

Initially, the Morena, PT and PES alliance was formed, made up of 15.

Due to economic and political issues, the alliance was broken, forming two blocs, 13 deputies from Morena-PT and eight from the opposition bloc made up of a deputy from the PAN, PRI, PRD, three from the PES; one from the Humanist Party and one from Renovación Sudcaliforniana.

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