Seven Morena Leaders Murdered after Winning 2018 Elections in Mexico

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Mexico, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The assassination of Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, after taking office, has added up to seven Morena leaders killed after winning the July 1 elections, a consultancy agency reported.

The company Etelleki noted that these attacks occurred over the past six months and clarified that five of seven cases correspond to politicians elected under Morena, the movement turned into President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's party.

The other victims are Rosalio Gonzalez and Maria Ascension Cruz, council people in Armeria and Mazatepec. Both were assassinated by armed individuals on August 2 and December 30, respectively.

Yeidckol Polevnsky, leader of the Morena Movement, said that the 2017-2018 electoral process was the most violent in recent history, with 152 politicians assassinated, 37 of them from the winning party mainly in the state of Oaxaca.

The state prosecutor's office reported that the aggression against the Tlaxiaco mayor occurred while he was on his way to the city hall. He was shot along the way by armed men. As a result, four people were wounded and one was arrested. Aparicio Santiago died after receiving hospital attention.

Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat condemned the assassinations and asked the Attorney General's Office for an exhaustive investigation. Polevnsky called for clarification.

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