PULSE NEWS MEXICO
According to the latest survey from Mexico’s De las Heras political-electoral polling agency, opposition candidate Manolo Jiménez Salinas, from an alliance by the centralist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), conservative National Action Party (PAN) and left-leaning Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), is already poised to pull off an easy victory in the June 4 gubernatorial race in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila.
In the De las Heras survey, released on Tuesday, Feb. 21, Jiménez Salinas registered a a wide advantage over the other gubernatorial contenders.
If the election were to be held today, De las Heras reported, 48 percent of Coahuila voters will cast their ballots for Jiménez Salinas, compared to the ruling leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party’s candidate the election Armando Guadiana´s 30 percent support.
The Morena satellite Labor Party’s (PT) Ricardo Mejía Berdeja registered 13 percent of the vote and Lenin Pérez Rivera, of the Green Party (PVEM, another Morena satellite) and the Democratic Unity of Coahuila, got 9 percent.
De las Heras reported that even if Guadiana and Mejía Berdeja were to unite, Jiménez Salinas would remain in the lead and and win the election.
Coahuila is currently governed by the PRI’s Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís.