Mexican Workers Party Activist Shot Dead

   •    02 Juli 2018 10:57 WIB
Mexican Workers Party Activist Shot Dead
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Contepec: A Mexican Workers' Party activist was shot dead Sunday in western Michoacan state shortly before polls opened for general elections, local law enforcement officials said.
Flora Resendiz Gonzalez died "after she was shot at 6:30 am (1130 GMT) while she was at home" in the town of Contepec, the officials added.
The murder darkened what is already considered to be the most violent electoral campaign in Mexican history, with at least 145 politicians killed since September, according to the consulting firm Etellekt.
Shortly before news of the killing, the head of Mexico's INE electoral institute Lorenzo Cordova had praised a "peaceful election day, with no major incidents."
Besides choosing their president for the next six years, Mexico's 88 million voters are electing both houses of Congress, with a total of more than 18,000 federal, state and local posts at stake -- the largest elections in Mexican history. (AFP)