The candidate for mayor of Mascota (eastern Mexico), Jaime Vera, was murdered with bullets this Thursday in the municipality of Zapopan, in the state of Jalisco, reported the coordinator of the security cabinet in the entity, Ricardo Sánchez. The reports indicated that it would correspond to the official candidate in the Mexican town, emanating from the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico (PVEM) and that he competed in alliance with the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena) and the Labor Party (PT), according to Sánchez.

“According to the first versions, the deceased would be registered to compete in the electoral process for the Green Party in that municipality, so, according to the results of the investigations carried out by the Jalisco State Prosecutor’s Office, the information will be made public knowledge as they progress,” he noted on his social networks.

The homicide occurred between Moctezuma and Manuel J. Clouthier avenues, in the Puerta del Sol neighborhood, in the Jalisco municipality of Zapopan, where A subject approached the Mexican politician and shot him repeatedly before fleeing on foot. The candidate was left lying on the asphalt, next to his pickup truck.

The Jalisco state Prosecutor’s Office also published in its X account that it is already investigating the incident, while Sánchez reported that the authorities also contacted the head of the PVEM to offer the necessary support. “The State Prosecutor’s Office is carrying out investigations to clarify the events in which a man lost his life, at the intersections of Avenida Manuel J. Clouthier and Avenida Moctezuma, in Zapopan,” the Prosecutor’s Office published.

The murder of the politician occurs a day after the president of the opposition National Action Party (PAN), Marko Cortés, denounced that the crisis of violence and insecurity What Mexico is going through puts the electoral process on June 2 at risk and therefore requires immediate attention from the current Government.

Meanwhile, the presidential candidate of the ruling coalition ‘Let’s Keep Making History’, Claudia Sheinbaum, assured on the same Wednesday that the next elections, the largest for Mexico in its history, will be “clean and peaceful”, with a large turnout of the vote in the polls during election day. “They are going to be peaceful, clean elections with great participation by the people of Mexico,” said the former mayor of the Government of Mexico City during the XII Plenary Meeting of the Parliamentary Group of the ruling Morena in the Senate.