Three individuals seated at a table during a press conference with microphones and wearing political campaign attire bearing the logo of the PRD party.

Violence Against Election Campaigns Soars in Quintana Roo

In recent weeks, there has been an alarming rise in violence against candidates from the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) in Quintana Roo. This includes the destruction of over 300 election campaign banners in municipalities such as Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Bacalar, Lázaro Cárdenas, Benito Juárez, and Isla Mujeres.

This disturbing trend was highlighted during a recent press conference by Leobardo Rojas López, the state president of the PRD. He revealed that the violence has become "systemic," as PRD candidates gain popularity among voters.

Rojas López, accompanied by several deputy candidates, explained that the violence is not limited to the destruction of campaign materials. It also includes attacks during campaign tours, threatening messages and phone calls, and harassment on social media platforms.

The PRD has documented all these incidents and reported them to both the State Attorney General's Office and the Quintana Roo Electoral Institute (Ieqroo). However, they have yet to receive a response.

Rojas López warned of potential "outbreaks of violence" on June 2nd if the electoral authorities do not take action against these "systematic attacks." He also claimed to have evidence that municipalities governed by the Morena party are using urban equipment to promote their own candidates.

"We have already filed our complaints," Rojas López stated. "We are urging the Ieqroo and the Teqroo to intervene. They have not responded to our complaints, and the electoral authority remains silent. We don't want this situation to worsen. We hope that the next election will be peaceful, without any flare-ups," he concluded.