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Candidates for Governor of Yucatan

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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.  




Mauricio Vila Dosal - PAM-MC

Mauricio Vila Dosal is the governor-elect of Yucatan. He ran as the PAN-MC coalition candidate. He served as mayor of Mérida from 2015 to January 2018, when he stepped down to enter the gubernatorial race. He has a law degree from the Universidad Marista de Mérida, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in political management and strategic governance from George Washington University.





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


Todos por México



Mauricio Sahuí Rivero

Mauricio Sahuí Rivero is running for governor of Yucatan under the Todos por México coalition. He was the state secretary for social development but resigned to seek the governorship. He previously served as a federal deputy representing Yucatán in the LXII legislature. He has a law degree from the Autonomous University of Yucatan and a master’s degree from George Washington University.





Jorge Zavala Castro

Jorge Zavala Castro is the PRD candidate for governor of Yucatan. He is a surgeon and researcher, specializing in cellular and molecular biology. He is also the director of the Center of Regional Research.





Joaquín Diaz Mena

Joaquín Diaz Mena is the official MORENA party gubernatorial candidate for Yucatán. He was formerly affiliates with PAN and is currently on leave from his seat as a federal deputy for the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress. He was previously nominated by PAN as the candidate for governor of Yucatán. Diaz holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the Technological Institute of Mérida, a master’s in urban and regional economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a master’s in public administration and government from Anahuac University Mayab.



Former likely candidates:



Rogerio Castro Vázquez

Rogerio Castro Vázquez was considered the likely candidate for MORENA for governor of Yucatan. However, he stepped down once the party decided to nominate Joaquín Diaz Mena as its gubernatorial candidate. He is a professor at the Escuela Normal Superior de Yucatán. In 2015, he was the federal deputy for the third district in the LXIII Legislature. He was also the president of the Transparency and Anticorruption Commission and serves as a coordinator for MORENA.



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