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Close call in Jocotepec

At press time, the mayoral race in Jocotepec remains inconclusive, although Movimiento Ciudadano (MC) incumbent José Miguel Gómez López holds a slim 63-vote lead over Futuro candidate Hugo García Vargas, according to results reported Wednesday by the Consejo Electoral in that municipality.

The Futuro Party was co-founded by former independent Jalisco legislator Pedro Kumamoto, and is competing in an election for the first time after gaining its registration only last year.

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With 19,919 valid ballots counted in Jocotepec, 323 votes were determined as null, a figure far exceeding the difference between the two leaders, giving García grounds to file a challenge with  Jalisco’s Electoral Institute (IEPC).

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