MEXICO CITY (process.com.mx).-Upon receiving the confirmation that puts her on track as a candidate for the Frente Amplio por México in the 2024 presidential elections, Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz insisted that “victory is possible” for the opposition next year, and stressed that “now hope is ours.”
From the Angel of Independence, the place that the FAM chose to deliver the certificate, Gálvez stressed that “formally” she is not affiliated with any party, and that she is “color blind” in terms of electoral colors; With this, she will seek to build a “unity” candidacy in opposition to Morena, to which she called all people “in good faith”, beyond the support of the PAN, the PRI and the PRD, members of the FAM.
At the same time, she claimed her profile as a middle-class indigenous woman, and championed the causes of indigenous peoples, Afro-Mexicans, women, sexual diversities, seeking mothers, the “fathers of sick children,” environmentalists, “ignored scientists and academics”, migrants, students, the elderly, doctors and nurses, police officers, soldiers and sailors, teachers and journalists.
With today’s event, the FAM sought to erase the disaster of its selection process, marked by the expulsion of the PRI member Beatriz Paredes from the race – operated by the PRI’s own national leadership – and by the annulment of the vote that Gálvez’s candidacy had to be established as a result of a citizen decision process.
Flanked by Marko Cortés Mendoza, Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas and Jesús Zambrano Grijalva, respective presidents of the PAN, PRI and PRD, Gálvez stressed that “a few months ago the opposition was disunited” but that there was a “return to pessimism” and that now “here there is the opposition”.
He tirelessly repeated that there are opportunities to beat Morena next year, despite the fact that all polls indicate that any candidate from the party founded by Andrés Manuel López Obrador will retain the presidency of the Republic.
“Today with FAM achieving victory is possible. The opposition can win in 2024. If we mobilize so many hearts in two months, it means we can win. If we regain hope in two months, it means that we can win. If in two months we are about to reach Morena, it is that we can win. We can win and we will win,” he said.
In a speech of about half an hour, Gálvez committed to “defend the Republic and its institutions” – he mentioned public education, public health and public security, among others –, to listen to “all voices” and to govern “ without words of hate from the National Palace”, as he asserted that “history is not made in discord, but in reconciliation.” “Remember my golden rule: no idiots, no thieves, no assholes,” he added.
To set the civic tone of his future campaign, Gálvez invited to the ceremony Ceci Flores, a mother searching for her missing son, and Elsa Ortigoza, a humble woman whose son graduated as a dentist – he portrayed her as a representative of the “aspirationists.” ”–, and Nicolás Olguin, president of communal property in Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo and involved in the fight for indigenous lands. “This front is broad, we all fit on this front,” he said.