Just days before people go to the polls, slain candidate Torre’s older brother will stand as the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate for Governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
“I am inspired by the memory of my brother. I ask you to go out and vote,” he said.
Slain candidate Rodolfo Torre was expected to win in Sunday’s election in the violence-ridden state of Tamaulipas. Located in northeastern Mexico, Tamaulipas is the scene of two rival drug gangs fighting over the lucrative drug smuggling routes into the US.
Officials are looking to Sunday’s election as a test for the PRI, which had run Mexico for some seventy years until it lost the presidency in 2000.