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José Meade makes public speech as first presidential candidate

Mexico City, Mexico — José Antonio Meade Kuribreña became the first candidate for the Presidency of Mexico under the singles of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), making his first public appearance Sunday in Mexico City.

According to their calendar, the electoral committee will review his documentation to ensure the required documentations are met, and upon approval, his candidacy will begin pre-campaign on December 14, where he is expected to visit the capitals of the 32 states.

According to the national PRI leader Enrique Ochoa Reza “In an atmosphere of unity, more than 10,000 militants and supporters of the party are present in the Registry of the Precandidacy of PRI Nacional to the Presidency of the Republic.”

Before these thousands of activists who came from all over the country, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña thanked his family for the support received, “I aspire to serve from the highest responsibility. I come with humility to ask for your support to work, so that each family lives with happiness and justice.”

He said he was excited, honored, grateful to be the PRI’s candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, saying, “We will strengthen the social fabric with the Territorial Movement. We will build a new history of incorporating women into political and productive life. I ask you to join me today to be the candidate of women.”

He recognized the work of President Enrique Peña Nieto, of whom he said that thanks to talent, the sensitivity of a great Mexican and architect of change, he managed to generate 3.3 million formal jobs.

During his speech, he said that there are realities that hurt them, things that did not work in municipalities, in the state and in the country, but that the changes will take place, in democracy, freedom, inclusion, social justice, equality of opportunities, environmental responsibility and transparency, he concluded.