Cancun, Q.R. — After several weeks of speculation about his political future, the mayor of Cancun, Remberto Estrada Barba, announced that he will not seek re-election but will remain in office until the 2016-2018 term ends.
At a press conference in the Presidential Hall, the mayor announced the decision that he will not be the party’s standard-bearer Verde Ecologista de México (PVEM) to the mayor’s office in the alliance that makes up the PRI and Nueva Alianza.
He trusted that the Cancun citizens will know how to elect the next municipal president.
“Electoral processes require great concentration, great focus, from my point of view there are no conditions to campaign and govern at the same time. They are not compatible activities and I have to choose one or the other.
“I have my word committed to fulfill the task of governing because the Cancun residents demand it from me. I have decided to continue with the assignment of municipal president without distracting myself in seeking re-election,” he said.
He added “being the mayor of Cancún has been my greatest honor and my highest responsibility of my entire life. My place is here, serving all of you. I am sure that the Cancun citizens will know how to properly choose who will be driving the municipality from next October .”
Remberto Estrada, who is close to the PVEM’s moral leader, Jorge Emilio González Martínez, was not included in the list of nominations to the Senate of the Republic published a few days ago. The PVEM will have to choose a candidate soon to be able to register during the April dates.
Remberto Estrada said he will stay out of the electoral contest and in due course will give information on what will continue in his public life.
“I want you to know that in the office of municipal president I will remain totally and invariably on the sidelines of the electoral contest, working on behalf of all citizens and in coordination with Governor Carlos Joaquín González,” he said.
He added “At the time I will publicize the events of my professional life and my public life, when that time in 2018 approaches.”