MEXICO.- The head of foreign relations, Marcelo Ebrard, spoke this Saturday in favor of including Mexicans living in the United States in the Murray poll to choose the candidate who will represent them in the 2024 presidential elections.
“They are part of the Mexican nation and Murray has always supported, even promoted, that there are diaspora representatives. The population has to be taken into account so that they can give their opinion. Because the fact that they are here does not mean that they will remain Mexican,” the foreign minister told the media during the opening of the Consulate General of Mexico in Oklahoma.
Ebrard said he joined the declarations of organizations of Mexicans living in the United States so that their opinion would be taken into account in the Murray survey. “I join in, it makes sense to me, it makes sense and it’s fair. And I’m going to support it now in Mexico, but here in the United States we have to organize and say that here people want to participate.”
He reiterated the point of holding a debate among the candidates who want to become the candidate of Morena. “The three of us are close (he, Claudia Sheinbaum and Aden Augusto López), the four of us, because we should include Senator (Ricardo) Monreal, also (Gerardo) Fernández Norona, we will be the five, because we are close of the fourth change. and the truth is that I propose a debate to find out what each proposes and the citizens who make the decisions.
The foreign minister, one of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s “corcholatas,” met with representatives of the Mexican community in Oklahoma and the state’s governor, Kevin Stitt, for the opening of a diplomatic representation that will serve more than 400,000 people. People who previously had to travel to Texas or Arkansas to access consular services.
At the event, Governor Stitt jokes with Ebrard and questions whether he will visit Oklahoma again to become a candidate and win the presidency of Mexico.
“Secretary Ebrard, maybe I’m talking to the future president of Mexico, right? So let’s get this out there for a second. When you win, will you go back to Oklahoma City?” said Republican Gov.
Stitt said that 12% of the population in Oklahoma is of Latino descent.