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Añorve Announces his Return to City Hall

By: Patrick Ellis | Real Acapulco News - 04 February, 2011

(Acapulco, JG 4 February) Elected mayor and former PRI candidate for governor, Manuel Añorve Baños, has announced that in the next few days he will submit to the local congress his request to take up his position of mayor again. Last summer he withdrew as mayor in order to be the standard bearer for the PRI in the governor’s race.

In a press conference, Añorve said that he had “closed the chapter” on the electoral stage and was opening a chapter called “permanent work in Acapulco.” The PRI is challenging the election, although the prospects for reversing the outcome seem virtually nil. “The competition has ended, the process continues in its course, and I have decided to return to take up the job as constitutional president of Acapulco,” said Añorve. He added that it was his responsibility and duty to do so, and that he has the “will and enthusiasm” to do it. The former candidate has in no wise conceded the election to his opponent, Ángel Aguirre Rivero.

Añorve thanked the 512,000 voters who gave him their preference on Election Day, including 110,000 from Acapulco.

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