Candidates killed for elections in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY – In the run-up to the elections this summer in Mexico take place are already about thirty people are murdered who stand for election wanted to ask. That said, the Interior minister Alfonso Navarrete Monday.

In July in the country including the president, members of parliament, several mayors and regional mps elected. Especially candidates for the latter two functions had to suffer the most, according to Navarrete. The most violent incidents took place in the southwestern state of Guerrero.

Criminal gangs in Mexico to try mainly on local level political influence. The country already for a long time gripped by a wave of violence. With about 29,000 murders in 2017 was the bloodiest year in the last two decades.

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