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The citizens of six Mexican states are preparing to go to the polls this Sunday in order to renew their governorships, in an electoral process seen as a thermometer for the political forces with a view to the 2024 presidential elections.

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On this occasion, a new governor will be elected in the states of Aguascalientes, Durango, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo and Tamaulipas.

The ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party, of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, could win in four of the six entities in dispute, according to the most recent polls.

The National Electoral Institute (INE) declared itself ready for the contest that will begin with the installation of 21,000 voting booths that will receive the votes of 11.7 million Mexicans over 18 years of age.

The president of the INE, Lorenzo Córdova, said that “the reports they give us indicate that the various stages of the electoral process have been satisfactorily completed.”

In the southern state of Oaxaca, affected by the recent passage of Hurricane Ágatha, the electoral authorities decided to hold the elections despite the declaration of an emergency in 25 municipalities damaged by the natural phenomenon.

Tension also remains in Durango and Tamaulipas, considered among the most violent in the Latin American country.

Opinion polls indicate that Morena widely dominates the electoral preference in the states of Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo and Tamaulipas; in Aguascalientes, the advantage is held by the opposition National Action Party (PAN), while in Durango there is a reserved forecast.

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