In Mexico, the mayoral candidate was killed in a gun attack before the local elections held throughout the country.
According to Mexican media reports, Rene Tovar, a candidate for the mayor of the city of Cazones de Herrera in the state of Veracruz, was attacked at home by unknown persons.
In the attack, Tovar lost his life.
Thus, the number of politicians killed in Mexico in the last 9 months rose to 90.
National security expert Dr. In a statement to Anadolu Agency reporter, Francisco Jimenez Reynoso stated that the elections held today are the most unsafe elections in the history of the country, “This is because those who commit crimes go unpunished, they know that it is difficult for them to be arrested, investigated and prosecuted.” said.
On the other hand, Mexico, which is preparing for one of the biggest elections in its history, goes to the polls to determine 20,417 administrators, including members of the Federal Government Assembly and 15 state governors, in the elections where 93 million people will vote.
According to the Mexican Association of Local Authorities’ statement on March 10, 2021, 192 mayors were killed by organized crime between 2006 and 2020.