The presidential candidate of the Fuerza y Corazón por México coalition, Xóchitl Gálvez, has defined the members of the team that will accompany her in the race for the presidential seat. The group of unconditional supporters in whom the candidate has placed her trust—and has asked them not to be “sneaky”—includes figures from the three parties that have named her their standard bearer: PAN, PRI and PRD, as well as members of society. civilian and his children. However, the majority of its members are PAN members. Santiago Creel, her campaign coordinator, has called the roll call of the 24 people in charge of achieving “a winning campaign” with the aim of making Mexico a “strong middle class” country. Mutual trust, speaking the truth and tireless work are the lines of action to which the members of the presidential candidate’s war room have committed themselves.
Gálvez makes this announcement days after his opponent, the official presidential standard-bearer, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced his team of campaign strategists made up of politicians, jurists, economists and scientists in charge of directing and developing his national project. Gálvez had already announced the winners of the tiger raffle to accompany her in the next six months, but until this Tuesday he has confirmed them. These are the PAN members: Santiago Creel, Josefina Vázquez Mota, Maximiliano Cortázar, Margarita Zavala, Kenia López, Fernando Rodríguez, Armando Tejeda and Margarita Fisher. As well as the PRI members: Rubén Moreira, Carolina Viggiano, Leticia Barrera, Blanca Alcalá, Alejandra Reynoso, Norma Aceves, Enrique de la Madrid, Rolando Zapata and Ildefonso Guajardo. For the PRD there are: Ángel Ávila, Julieta Camacho, Jesús Ortega. From the Civil Society Alejandra Latapí, Alessandra Rojo de la Vega, Moisés Gómez and Deborah Romero.
From the former PAN headquarters, the presidential standard-bearer has asked her team to run a winning campaign to communicate her message, although she has stated that attention to the poor is a priority, highlighting that she is looking for “a cool middle-class country.” Respect for the social programs created by the Government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is also one of the tasks that she has made clear to her team. “If something is good, it stays, such as social programs; If something can be improved, we improve it, such as the economy; If something is wrong, we are going to fix it, such as health and insecurity,” mentioned the opposition presidential standard bearer.
It is “a plural and courageous team that does not endorse the militarization of the country, the destruction of institutions, arbitrary decisions or erratic public policies,” as the candidate has described it with the warning that it will not be a “low-handed” team and that it will always will speak the truth. The presidential candidate has also named her children as part of the team, Diana will be in charge of representing Gálvez in the club of supporters called “xochilovers”, while creating a network of youth throughout the country to support the candidate will be in charge of his son Juan Pablo.
These stalwarts have worked in various areas and have held top-level positions: federal deputies, senators, electoral advisors, they have also been secretaries of education, economy and tourism in the six-year terms of former presidents Vicente Fox, Felipe Calderón and Enrique Peña Nieto. Gálvez has reiterated that in addition to combining experience and youth, these are profiles that have the task of being “100% honest, capable and hard-working.” The candidate has been insistent in her message about the middle class. She has warned that in this election there are only two options: “give up, bow down and settle for the little we are given” or build a country where people who work, study and undertake businesses do better.
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