The governor of Nuevo León requests leave to seek the Presidency of Mexico
Monterrey (Mexico), Oct 23 (EFE).- The controversial governor of Nuevo León, Samuel García, requested this Monday a six-month license to seek to be the presidential candidate of the opposition Citizen Movement (MC) in the 2024 elections, although He has only been assuming his current position for two years.
The request was presented in writing through his legal advisor, Ulises Carlin, in the Party Office of the Congress of Nuevo León, considered the most industrialized state in the country.
“I inform you of the undersigned's intention to participate in the 2023-2024 electoral process, and to be able to compete for the position of president of the United Mexican States,” the document states.
"Now, to carry out the above, the Federal Constitution in its article 82, section VI, requires that I not hold the position of governor and that I separate from the position 6 months before election day," he adds.
Furthermore, in the document, García reported that the Secretary General of the Government, Javier Navarro, would remain in charge of the governor's office.
García has served as governor of Nuevo León since October 4, 2021 after having won the elections to the National Action Party (PAN), the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), organization of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador .
The governor left office despite the fact that in June, in an interview with EFE, he stated that he would not seek to be a presidential candidate until 2030.
"Right now we are focused on Nuevo León, especially this important moment for Nuevo León requires a governor focused 100% on the state, so I am not going to get excited about 2024," he stated then.
The MC politician, who defines himself as a third way between the López Obrador Government and the traditional opposition, would face the ruling party's candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, and that of the opposition Frente Amplio por México, Xóchitl Gálvez.
The local president gained notoriety since the announcement last February by Tesla, owned by magnate Elon Musk, to open its largest factory in the world in that state with the expectation of producing one million electric vehicles a year and an investment of more than 5,000 million. Dollars.
Likewise, he is known for his skills in social networks, as shown by his 1.6 million followers on Instagram, and those of his wife, the "influencer" Mariana Rodríguez, who has 3.2 million fans on that social network and He has appeared on the covers of social magazines nationwide.
But the use of these networks has also been controversial for the governor, who has been accused of making sexist and classist comments in his broadcasts.
The leader of MC, Dante Delgado, has announced that his party will not define its presidential candidate until the beginning of 2024.
Monterrey (Mexico), Oct 23 (EFE).- Samuel García, the governor of Nuevo León, announced this Monday that he will seek the candidacy of the opposition Citizen Movement (MC) for the Presidency of Mexico in 2024, a race in which he is known for behaving like an "influencer" on his social networks and for the popularity of his wife, Mariana Rodríguez, on Instagram.
García, 35 years old, was born on December 28, 1987 in the northern city of Monterrey, the second largest in Mexico, where he is a member of MC, a party that defines itself as a third way between the Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the traditional opposition parties.
The state president of Nuevo León, where he has governed since 2021, is a graduate of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies (TEC de Monterrey), where he studied Law and Finance, as well as a master's degree in Public Law.
You have three doctorates: in Public Policy and Public Administration at the Graduate School of Public Administration and Public Policy (EGAP) of the TEC of Monterrey, a doctorate in Tax Law at the ITAC University and another in Constitutional Law and Governance at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León (UANL).
His foray into public life occurred in 2015, when he ran for local deputy and later served as senator for Nuevo León in 2018.
Having won the 2021 election, he became the state's youngest governor.
He is married to the "influencer" Mariana Rodríguez and together they are parents of a daughter named Mariel García Rodríguez.
The governor usually makes his official statements on Facebook, where he has 2.4 million followers, and on Instagram, where he has 1.6 million.
García's six-year term in Nuevo León, Mexico's industrial hub, has been marked by controversies.
The biggest controversy occurred when his wife took a child from the DIF Capullos facilities, a government shelter, to spend the weekend at the couple's residence because she had become very fond of him.
The State Human Rights Commission (Cedhnl) and the National System for the Comprehensive Development of the Family demanded to investigate the case of little Emilio and his “adoption” for a weekend.
It has also had to face the greatest drought in Nuevo León, which forced the state government in 2022 to execute scheduled cuts to manage the resource, which left the metropolitan area of Monterrey, with some 5.4 million, without water service for days. population.
In the midst of this situation, the state leader carried out high-profile operations to recover water stolen by large landowners.
“How is it possible that today there are still people who bathe twice a day or sing Julión Álvarez (music) in the shower?” questioned the state president in the midst of the water crisis.
On another occasion he recommended that citizens bathe for a maximum of three minutes.
This 2023, the lack of water in the state once again put him in the middle of controversy because he was accused of having inaugurated the work of the El Cuchillo II aqueduct together with the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, without the project being completed.
At the inauguration, the authorities promised that the aqueduct would provide relief from the lack of water in Nuevo León homes in a maximum of seven to ten days, but the demonstrations due to the lack of liquid continued.
In terms of security, they have also questioned it due to an increase in violence, caused by organized crime.
On September 26, the bodies of 12 mutilated men appeared in different parts of the Monterrey metropolitan area.
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