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Aguirre Election Official in Coma

By: David Real | Real Acapulco News - 13 January, 2011

(Chilpancingo, NA 13 January) Yesterday newspapers broke the story that thugs working for the Añorve campaign badly beat the Aguirre campaign’s representative before the Guerrero State Electoral Institute (IEEG). Today it is reported that this man, Guillermo Sánchez Nava is in a coma with third degree brain hemorrhages and sever trauma to the brain. The PRD is accumulating evidence on the attackers, fearful, it says, that PRI supporters in law enforcement might try a cover-up.

The president of the Guerrero State Electoral Institute, César Ramos Castro, commented that the members of the council are all appalled by what happened to Sánchez Nava, who, after all, is one of their members. They called upon the authorities to punish those responsible. The PRD must name a substitute for its fallen representative.

Meanwhile, the president of the PRI in Guerrero announced, “I completely separate myself from any violent attitude assumed by Manuel Añorve’s people, because that is a question of personal character.” Thus Efrén Leyva Acevedo started damage control as a result of the incident. “Due to these events, we will evaluate whether or not Añorve should attend the televised TV debate scheduled for next January 18 at 10:00 p.m.” He repeated, “I distance the PRI from the aggression that the representative of the [opposing] coalition before the IEEG has suffered.” He also asserted that “violent acts are alien to Añorve Baños; violent acts are alien to the PRI; there can be no doubt about any of that.”