Hermosillo Mayor Concedes Defeat, Joins Governor-Elect’s Transition Team

Published: Monday, July 19, 2021 - 4:10pm
Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 7:57am
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The outgoing mayor in the Sonoran capital is finally accepting election results that show she lost the race. But she quickly accepted a new role as part of the in-coming state government.

Hermosillo Mayor Célida López insisted on a recount after initial results of Mexico’s June 6th elections showed she had lost. She claimed there were irregularities at the polls.

But on Friday, she finally conceded to rival Antonio Astiazarán following an election court ruling in his favor.

Now, Gov.-elect Alfonso Durazo, a fellow member of the Morena party in Sonora, has brought her on as part of his transition team.

 López will work with the tourism promotion commission. And Durazo said Monday that he will also consider her for a cabinet position when he takes office in September.

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