Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Mexico's Communist Party names Marco Vinicio Dávila as Presidential Candidate

Marco Vinicio Dávila (centre)
On Monday 29 January, the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) announced its candidates for the Presidency, the Head of Government of Mexico City and the governorship of Morelos for the upcoming June elections.

During its National Political Conference, which took place over the weekend, PCM decided to present its candidates so that Mexican voters “have an option for radical change, to put an end to injustice and bring the workers to power. That is the option that the Communist Party of Mexico represents,” reads a statement published on social networks.

"Now that the six-year term of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has concluded, the outcome is of an anti-worker and anti-popular government, concerned about the profits of the monopolies, toward which he assured conditions of peace and social stability, while the workers and the people maintained their conditions of impoverishment, with more than 50 million in a situation of extreme poverty, salaries without purchasing power despite the increases. A demagogic government that has nothing to do with the left", the Communist Party stresses out. 

Who is Marco Vinicio Dávila?

The Communist Party's candidate for the Presidency of Mexico will be 59 years-old Marco Vinicio Dávila Juárez. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the Universidad Veracruzana (UV); He was a councilor of the Ixtaczoquitlán City Council, Veracruz; trade union leader, and current member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the PCM.

Other candidates

The Communist Party's candidate for the head of Government of Mexico City (CDMX) is Ángel Chávez Mancilla, a PhD student, graduate of the Bachelor's Degree in History from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, former university counselor communist youth leader, member of the BP of the party's CC and current director of the newspaper El Machete.

The candidate for governor of Morelos will be the prominent social, union and peasant leader Diego Torres, second Secretary of the PCM Central Committee. 

In the upcoming days, the Party will announce the rest of its candidates (for the governments of Jalisco and Yucatán), as well as its campaign programe which, along others, will include a list of pro-workers, pro-people policy proposals.