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Governor Requests Federales to Oversee Elections

By: Staff | Real Acapulco News - 07 January, 2011

(Chilpancingo, JG 7 January) Governor Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo has requested law enforcement assistance from the federal government during the elections set for January 30. The main role of the federal police will be to supervise polling places, to “dissuade” anyone thinking of committing election fraud. They will also maintain order at the various political rallies that are inevitable just before, during and after voting hours. An agreement will be signed next week between the two levels of government. The number of federal police to report to Guerrero has not been announced.

At the press conference the governor was also asked if he was aware that a large, state-owned, armored SUV with official markings is being used in the Añorve campaign under a formal leasing arrangement with Héctor Astudillo Flores, the mayor of Chilpancingo. The governor adroitly ducked the question, saying that he has seen no proof of the allegation.

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