Quintana Roo’s new state governor sworn in

Cancun, Q.R. — The new governor for Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín Gonzáles, was sworn in on Sunday during an official ceremony in Chetumal.

The new state governor was sworn in on Sunday, accompanied by the Secretary of Tourism as well as the president of the Superior Court of the State.

A statement after the ceremony was released by the superior court of the state saying, “This ceremony marks the beginning of a new direction and transformation for our state. It will embody the dreams and democratic aspirations of all of Quintana Roo. With citizen force, people broke the silence and intolerance,” referring to the PRI being voted out of power for the first time in the state’s history.

In the final part of the speech, the new governor of Quintana Roo said, ”It is time to ensure greater security and reduce violence. It’s time to practice a reliable, honest government, to combat corrupt practices. It is time to abate inequality and protect our natural wealth. We will work for a better Quintana Roo.”

Carlos Joaquín Gonzáles will hold the title of state governor for six years.

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