With less than a month remaining before the Mexican elections on July 1, just as the gap between the candidates is beginning to show signs of narrowing, the tone of the race is sharpening. The leftist candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, warned that the war against him has already begun, just as in 2006, although he believes that this time, the attacks against him will fail. From Michoacan, Lopez Obrador denounced the increased attacks by his opponents, who are trying to counteract his gains in the race, seen in the results of the most recent polls.
The leftwing candidate recalled that six years ago, when he ran for the presidency and was in the lead, his opponents deceived the people “by saying [he] was a danger for Mexico,” the same formula they are trying to apply now. “You can fool the people once, but you can’t fool them forever. People have already woken up,” said Lopez Obrador, asking citizens from Michoacan not to sell their vote in the July 1 elections.
“Selling a vote means selling dignity, freedom and accepting slavery in exchange. It means mortgaging the future of the generations to come,” stated the candidate representing the Progressive Movement Coalition (incorporating the Democratic Revolution Party, the Work Party, and the Citizens´ Movement Party).