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Elections in Mexican Guerrero State Will Not Be Cancelled

Mexico City, December 19 (RHC-teleSUR) -- The president of Mexico's Electoral Institute has denied the Ayotzinapa victims families’ demand that elections in Guerrero be cancelled.

If there are no elections, “we'll have serious problems,” said INE President Lorenzo Cordova, after an evaluation conducted over the existing situation in the state, rejecting petitions by the families of the Ayotzinapa victims that the process be canceled.

On June 7, 2015, voters will elect nine federal lawmakers, the state governor, 48 legislators and 81 mayors as usual, said the INE.

In view of the failure of local, state and federal officials to produce the missing Ayotzinapa students alive, dissident teachers and other activists have raised the possibility of boycotting the upcoming elections.

The parents of the Ayotzinapa students and the Guerrero State Education Workers (CETEG) say they will boycott elections if the disappeared students are not returned alive.

Meanwhile, they continue with their plans to ignore local elections as they take over governments in the state of Guerrero. As of now, 43 percent of all local governments have been ousted.

Ayotzinapa students, family members and dissident teachers demonstrated outside the 27th Battalion of the Mexican Army to demand the return of the missing students.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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