In the dark hours of the night, and into early dawn crews feverishly mounted huge posters on every available electrical pole from the Navy base south to the tip of the island. Ladders were hurriedly propped against the posts, and intrepid supporters laced wire around the dubious concrete pillars to secure the placard of their candidates.
|Agapito Magaña Sanchez|
In this current island election the PAN candidate is Alicia Ricalde Concepción Magaña. Sra. Ricalde Magaña was Presidente on Isla Mujeres from April 2008 to April 2010. Under Mexican law a politician may only serve one term before vacating the office, for at least one more term. The new PRI candidate is Agapito Magaña Sanchez. According to local friends, the two main candidates are cousins. I don’t think they’re first cousins, but are cousins just the same. It must make for interesting conversations at family re-unions.
|Alicia Ricalde Concepción Magaña|
|First parade of the 2013 Elections|
|Some of the drummers for the parade|
Elections are a lot more fun here!
Lynda and Lawrie