René Juárez Albarrán and Manuel Añorve Aguayo had been serving in the Astudillo administration, the first as a representative of the Guerrero government in Mexico City and the second as undersecretary of Social Development.
While the son of Governor Astudillo, who has been publicly accused of conducting business under the protection of power, this week received his proof of majority that accredits him as a local deputy elected by the 7th district of the port of Acapulco.
Even of the seven local districts that make up the port of Acapulco, the PRI-PRD-PAN alliance only won in the demarcation of Astudillo’s son and the remaining six were awarded by Morena, as well as the mayor’s office and the majority of votes for the governorship.
Last December, the Proceso agency reported that Governor Héctor Astudillo Flores had captured the majority of places on the list of 14 candidates for local deputies of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the entity, and imposed his son Ricardo Astudillo Calvo in a district of Acapulco, as well as mayors linked to drug trafficking.
The distribution of the candidacies between PRI members benefited the group of the state president, who placed nine candidates, while former governors Rubén Figueroa Alcocer and René Juárez Cisneros were left with two positions, respectively, and Senator Manuel Añorve Baños put one person, from according to the official list that was released publicly.
Then, last March it was documented that the two main promoters of Mario Moreno Arcos’s candidacy for the Guerrero government through the PRI-PRD alliance were former presidents Ángel Aguirre Rivero and René Juárez Cisneros. The first is linked to the case of the disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa normalistas and the second to the Lebanese textile businessman Kamel Nacif Borge.
The public profile of both former governors, as well as the accusations against Moreno Arcos for his alleged ties to drug trafficking, warned of a complicated electoral process in one of the country’s entities where the levels of marginalization and poverty contrast with the opulence of his political class and high levels of crime and institutional corruption.
With PROCESS information