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Candidates for Governor of Chiapas

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Below are the preliminary results reported by INE as of July 2. The official results will be published on July 4.




Rutilio Escandón - Juntos Haremos Historia

Rutilio Escandón is the governor-elect of Chiapas. He ran as the candidate for the Juntos Haremos Historia coalition. Previously, he was the magistrate president of the judiciary of Chiapas. He served as deputy federal of the LX legislature of the Congress of the Union, and was twice elected senator for Chiapas. He has been a professor at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Tuxtla, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Colegio La Salle. He is a licensed lawyer and has a master’s and Ph.D. in law.




Below are the candidates whose registrations were approved by the corresponding state electoral institute.

Todos por México



Roberto Albores Gleason

Roberto Albores Gleason is the candidate of the Todos por México coalition for governor of Chiapas. He is currently a senator representing Chiapas LXII legislature. Gleason served as a deputy federal in Mexico’s LXI legislature and was the former president of Partido Revolucionario Institucional’s directorial committee. He received his undergraduate degree at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and studied economic development at the London School of Economics.





Jesús Alejo Orantes Ruíz

Orantes Ruíz is well-known for his agricultural work and is one of the leading figures in the sugar cane industry. He previously served as a local representative for the PRI, but officially cut ties with the party in 2015. Additionally, he has held leading positions in a number of congressional committees including the agricultural, ecological, and fishing commissions.

Por México al Frente



José Antonio Aguilar Bodegas

Aguilar Bodegas is running for governor under the Por México al Frente coalition. He served as the Mayor of Tapachula, a local and federal deputy for Chiapas, senator during the LIX legislature, and was the 2006 candidate for governor under the PRI. He most recently served as the head of Chiapas’s department of agriculture, leaving his position in October 2017. Aguilar Bodegas holds a BA in Industrial Relations and a master’s in Public Administration from the Universidad del Valle.


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