Cancun, Q.R. — A week after taking to the polls, newly elected state governor, Carlos Manuel Joaquín González, has been officially recognized.
Carlos Joaquin of the collated PAN and PRD parties, was awarded the official title as governor-elect of Quintana Roo after receiving a majority of the votes between the 15 electoral districts. According to a final count by the Electoral Institute of Quintana Roo (Ieqroo), his win was validated with a total of 263,793 votes.
Elected deputies and personalities of both the National Action Party (PAN) and the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) as well as friends and family attended the event.
In a press conference, the newly elected governor addressed several up-front concerns of the state.
“This is a great hope for our state and is something that requires a lot of hard work, planning and execution. My focus will be to seek a more equal and united Quintana Roo,” he said.
He said he feels it is time to work in coordination and in transparency to enable a complete change to impunity and corruption that current governments have had for society. He said his government commitment is of togetherness, listening and tolerance.
Joaquín González is of the Coalición “Quintana Roo UNE, una nueva esperanza” (coalition of new hope). This is the first time in the state’s history the PRI has been voted out.