Mazatlan Mayor passed over for candidate to Sinaloa governorship


The Mayor of Mazatlán, Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, refuses to acknowledge his defeat for the candidacy for the government of Sinaloa and affirms that he will challenge the decision of Mario Delgado, Morena’s national leader, to decide, according to polls, for Senator Rubén Rocha Moya.

With this attitude, the “party became small compared to the political and moral stature of López Obrador.” He ruled out that he was going to give up Morena.

In his apparent excesses, he accused Mario Delgado of having excluded him from the election process, after the candidacy decision took into account the accusations against Benítez Torres that were made against him for workplace harassment and gender violence in the figure of the attorney general, Elsa Bojórquez Mascareño, among other arguments.

In addition, he called for Morena to become a “small party compared to the political stature of the President of the Republic.

He warned that with this decision in favor of Rocha Moya the possibility of winning the governorship of Sinaloa could be lost.

Who is Rubén Rocha Moya, Morena’s candidate for Sinaloa?

Senator Rubén Rocha Moya was elected this Wednesday as a candidate for governor of Sinaloa by Morena for the 2021 elections.

Senator Rubén Rocha Moya was elected this Wednesday as a candidate for the governor of Sinaloa by Morena for the 2021 elections.

Rubén Rocha, born June 15, 1949 in Sinaloa, is an academic, writer, and politician. As senator for Morena of the LXIV Legislature, he chairs the Education Commission.

His academic life indicates a Doctorate in Social Sciences at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, and in 2020, he graduated as a Law Degree from UNAM, his second professional career.

As an official, from 1989 to 1992 he was Secretary General of the Autonomous University of Sinaloa, and later, he was elected Titular Rector at the same institution of higher education for the period 1993-1997.

His positions in the public administration include having been Coordinator of Advisors to the Governor of Sinaloa Jesús Aguilar Padilla, in the period 2005-2010, a position that he repeated in 2017 in the administration of Quirino Ordaz Coppel.

At the federal level, he was Deputy Director of Training and Educational Services at ISSSTE, in 2013-2017.

This would be the third time that Rocha Moya is running for governor of her home state.

The first of these was in 1986 by the left-wing alliance Movimiento Popular Sinaloense (MPS).

On the second occasion, in 1998, with Andrés Manuel López Obrador as national leader of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), he was nominated to run under the common candidacy of the PRD, PVEM and PT.

On this occasion, Senator Rocha left his colleague in the upper house, Imelda Castro, along the way, among other candidates.


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