HERMOSILLO, Son (Proceso.com.mx). – On Sunday afternoon, Alfonso Durazzo Montao received the certificate of majority and power conferring upon him the position of the next Governor of Sonora.
The former Federal Secretary for the Security and Protection of Citizens received 496 thousand 651 votes for the cause of Morena and its allies (Morena, PVEM, Panal and PT), about 51.81%, out of 958 thousand 526 votes cast in the entity.
“Together we will make history,” said the newly elected governor, who led the joint candidacy.
Then he declared: “The democracy we are building will expand and deepen. The practices that are used to distort the will of the citizen must be left behind.”
Alfonso Durazzo promised that in his first year in office, he would make savings in the order of five billion pesos through an austerity plan.
He spoke of a university hospital that would have a “priority” character, and added that his cabinet would be a mixture of “experience and youth”, as well as equality between men and women.
Finally, he announced that he will meet next Tuesday with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador along with the 11 elected governors of Moreno.
The second place in the race for the governorship was won by the PRI champion of the PRI-PAN-PRD alliance, Ernesto Gandara Camus, who received 339,139 votes with 35.35% of the votes, a difference of 157 thousand 512 votes with Durazo equivalent. to more than 16 percentage points.
During Election Day on Sunday, June 6, 958,526 Sonoran citizens came out to vote with valid credentials, proving a citizen participation rate of 44.1%.
In the last elections, 2003, 2009 and 2015 elections including this election in 2021, there was not much difference between the first and second places in the contest.
If the 2015 gubernatorial election is analyzed, the revolutionary party Claudia Pavlovic obtained a difference of 71,199 votes from PAN Javier Gndara.
The incumbent governor was superior by 14.6%, receiving 486.944 ballots for her cause and Gandhara with a total of 415,745.
In 2009, PAN Guillermo Padrs beat their PRI competitor, Alfonso Elas, with 39,697 votes, an 8.5 percent difference between them.
And in 2003, the most controversial election of the century, the PRI candidate, Eduardo Porz, barely managed 7,923 votes ahead of Ramen Coral, by a 2.1 percent higher margin.
On that occasion, Bowers scored 372 thousand 467 votes and choral 364 thousand 544. A final photo that remains in memory for decades.
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