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Mexican officials pledge security for elections

Mexican officials pledge security for elections

Mexican officials are pledging greater security for the country's July 1 presidential and congressional elections amid interference by criminal gangs in politics.
The Interior Department says it may provide protection for a broad range of candidates.
The Mexican government normally provides security for presidential candidates, but Assistant Interior Secretary Obdulio Avila said Friday his agency will "evaluate the appropriateness of security for other candidates."
Several mayoral candidates dropped out of November elections in western Michoacan state amid drug cartel threats.
In 2010 gunmen believed to be working for a drug cartel assassinated the leading candidate for governor in the northern state of Tamaulipas.


Updated : 2021-06-24 16:15 GMT+08:00