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The authorities in Mexico have arrested an election campaign manager Omar Ramírez in connection with the murder of an elected mayor, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said.
DETIENEN A ALCALDE ELECTO EN VERACRUZ POR ASESINATO DE CANDIDATO
Omar Ramírez fue detenido por la Fiscalía, implicado en el crimen de su compañero Remigio Tovar, el candidato que oficialmente postuló MC a la presidencia del municipio de Cazones. Además, capturaron a Gustavo “N” pic.twitter.com/RYNGYt3vZV
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Omar Ramírez arrested in Coatzintla
Omar Ramírez was recently arrested in Coatzintla, Veracruz, for allegedly orchestrating the murder of his boss René Tovar on June 4th.
Tovar was shot dead two days before he was elected mayor of Cazones de Herrera.
Prosecutors said Ramírez planned to kill Tovar because he wanted to replace his boss if he was elected.
The Veracruz State Attorney General obtained an arrest warrant after investigators found inconsistencies with Ramírez’s testimony.
“According to the investigation, one of the possible (suspects) involved was his campaign manager, who wanted to remain and win as a candidate,” said López Obrador on Tuesday during a press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City. “We don’t want these horrors. How can we counter this? With principles, with ideals that strengthen cultural (and) spiritual values. ‘
Tovar, who was running for Mayor of Cazones de Herrera as part of the citizens’ movement, was approached by a group of armed men who tried to kidnap her shortly after appearing at campaign rallies.
Tovar battled the suspects before he was shot at least eight times.
Family members and campaign workers put him on the back of a pickup truck and took him to a Fausto Davila Hospital in Poca Riza, where he was pronounced dead.
Mexican newspaper Vanguardia reported that Tovar’s loved ones said he had received threats in the days leading up to the June 6 midterm elections.
Despite the tragic incident, voters appeared at the polling stations and voted Tovar mayor of Cazones de Herrera.
On June 7th, Ramírez was proposed by the Citizens’ Movement Party to replace Tovar as the new mayor, a move that became official on June 11th.
News agency has requested a comment from the citizens’ movement.
Mexico City-based consulting firm Etellekt found that 91 politicians running for or holding office were killed after the mid-term election campaign began on September 7, 2020.
The company recorded more than 900 incidents of violence against members of political parties during the midterm election season. On election day, at least 172 crimes were reported in over 100 cities.
Security analysts believe that the violence during election season was limited to the local level as criminal organizations sought to influence the results to gain control over drug trafficking and other illegal activities.