The chips move; presidential succession 1923-24

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Roberto Rodríguez Rebollo

After the legislative traffic that confronted the deputies of the National Cooperatist Party (PNC), among those who supported De la Huerta and Plutarco Elías Calles to champion their cause in the presidential elections, the dizzying political scene once again gave something to talk about.

In the first moment, President Álvaro Obregón ignored the results of the elections for governor of San Luis Potosí, in which Jorge Prieto Laurens wonwho also served as a federal deputy and leader of the PNC. Obregón argued irregularities in the process, as well as acts of violence during the elections.

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In that sense, the president publicly requested abstention from government workers, the Army, as well as all members of the public administration. Through a circular he requested not to intervene in favor of any candidate, and thus guarantee free citizen demonstration at the polls.


On the other hand, From Orchard threatened to leave his position, despite having remained silent after being mentioned as a candidate by members of the PNC in the Chamber of Deputies days ago.

Initially, the resignation was handled as a license to temporarily separate from the position due to health problems, however, The version was denied and the information of his resignation from the Ministry of Finance was officially announced.

The news of the acceptance of Mr. De la Huerta's resignation has determined that his supporters intensify the work they are developing in favor of his candidacy for the Presidency of the Republic," can be read in the edition of Excelsior of September 26, 1923.

According to the letter addressed to Obregón, De la Huerta himself attributed his abdication to health problems. In the text, he thanked the president for the opportunity to join his cabinet for three years of service. In his response, Obregon highlighted the work carried out by his countryman under the command of Tax authorities.

Deputies allied with De la Huerta spoke out in favor of the official's resignation and different political groups began to join their movement with the intention of seeking the formalization of Sonoran as presidential candidate.

Cover of the Excelsior newspaper in 1923.

*The National Life Newspaper reported on the front page the resignation of Adolfo de la Huerta and the letter addressed to Obregón, in which he justified his resignation with health problems.Alberto José Pani Arteaga, De la Huerta's successor in the Treasury.

That last week of September was crucial, since in the pages of Excelsior The name of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alberto José Pani Arteaga, began to be confirmed exclusively as De la Huerta's successor in the Treasury.

The Secretary of the Interior It was another dependency not yet titled, so the then governor of Guanajuato, Enrique Colungawas outlined to occupy the position left by Elías Calles weeks before.

Even without having made his presidential aspirations known, De la Huerta stepped aside from the Obregonista political body in the face of a wild election day that was to come.

Alberto José Pani Arteaga, successor of De la Huerta in the Treasury.


For its part, Calles himself started his campaign in Monterrey on September 26, 1923, from where he was accompanied by his closest followers. The event took place amidst applause and speeches of support in the midst of a considerable congregation of Callista sympathizers.

Among the deck of candidates to participate in the 1924 elections, the name of Raúl Madero, brother of former president Francisco I. Madero, stood out; Roque Estrada, Antonio Díaz Soto y Gama, Carlos B. Zetina, Pascual Ortiz Rubio and José Vasconcelos, among other outstanding figures in public life at the time.



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