We will not allow ‘violent males’ to be candidates: feminists march in Guerrero

CHILPANCINGO, Gro.- Women members of the National Feminist Collective held a march on Thursday in repudiation of the candidacy of Félix Salgado Macedonio, accused of rape, by the state governorship.

The march began in Alameda Granados Maldonado and went through Ignacio Ramírez until it reached the Human Rights Commission, where they launched demands to respect the rights of victims of “sexist violence.”

Later, at the entrance to the municipal council, they assured that they will not allow “violent males” to be candidates for any position of popular election of any party.

The march continued to the Public Ministry, where feminist activists reproached the delay in the proceedings in the complaints of rape, which is why many cases of violence against women go unpunished.

They continued their path to the facilities of the Félix Salgado Macedonio campaign house, located on Lázaro Cárdenas avenue.

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The activists finally arrived at the State Electoral Court, where they delivered a challenge document demanding that Félix Salgado Macedonio not be Morena’s candidate for governor of Guerrero.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador commented this morning that the protests by women against Félix Salgado’s candidacy for governor are legitimate, as are the demonstrations of support for Morena’s candidate.

When asked what message he sends to the women who protested with the slogan “President, break the pact” on social media, AMLO replied that they are within their rights.

“They have their right, as does the people of Guerrero, those who support Félix (Salgado), it is the same. They are the rights of all to freedom, and how is it resolved? Through democratic procedures and with the law, with complaints, for that is the Public Ministry, the judge, not promoted campaigns, “he said.

On Wednesday, after López Obrador affirmed that although the complaints of rape are strong and insisted that they were part of the electoral context, women protested on social networks with the hashtag #PresidenteRompaElPacto and # Ungobernadornoserágobernador, to demand both the federal president and the the Morena leadership to withdraw the candidacy of Salgado Macedonio, who faces accusations of sexual violence.

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