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PRI exchanges sacks of cement for votes

posted May 11, 2012, 3:01 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 11, 2012, 3:03 PM ]

Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico

Residents of Tlalnepantla complain that the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is distributing bags of cement to their

homes in exchange for votes, using council vehicles. 

Saul Lopez, PRD alderman licensed by the Municipality, was the one who found that the material was being loaded, when passing by the street number 91 Galeana, in Colonia La Loma. 

The property allegedly belonging to Alfonso Malpica, current director of the College Cudec and who in 2006 ran for mayor of Tlalnepantla. 

At the property there were two City trucks, one located in the parking lot, which was filled to the brim with bags of cement and the other one out of place, seeming as though its drivers had abandoned it. 

"There are two faults here: the first one is buying votes and making campaigning in the midst of the electoral ban, and secondly, what are City trucks doing on a private property?" said Ana Guarneros, candidate for deputy in District 15 by the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD). 

The sacks were to be delivered door to door presumably, each in exchange for of 10 voting credentials or IFE. 

On the spot were also ,candidate for Congress for District 19 of this same party, Raciel Perez, the president of the Municipal Committee, Emiliano Gonzalez, and about 20 militants.

Perez pointed out Ivette Franco as one of the persons responsible for this act. Ivette is an official of the Mexican Institute of the Entrepreneur. 

On site was a red car with license plate number MFL9340, which is distinctive because it belonged to the Mexican Institute of Entrepreneurship and Management's former governor, Enrique Peña Nieto. 

Inside the car was scanned voters ID of IFE, plus a list of colonies of Atizapán and bags promoting Atizapán’s PRI. 

The PRD members are presenting the case to the Special Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes Care (Fepade) to account for the irregularity. 

By Miguel Trancoso, Reforma Newspaper, May 4, 2012