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2nd Mayoral candidate killed in Mexico

IANS  |  Mexico City 

Another in has been shot dead in broad daylight, officials said, ahead of the in July.

Jose Remedios Aguirre, running for of Apaseo el Alto, a town in central Guanajuato state, is the second candidate assassinated this week in the lead up to the polls, reported.

Aguirre's body was found at the entrance to a park, said Guanajuato General's Office. According to a police report, at least two men shot the victim as he was entering the park. The killers escaped in a car.

Aguirre, 34, a candidate of the left-leaning (Morena), was leading the polls, said Morena's candidate for Guanajuato Governor

He said "the motive (of the killing) was clearly political". Aguirre was the former of police in Apaseo el Alto, a town of under 65,000 inhabitants.

Last Friday, another Morena's in the city of was killed.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 15:10 IST
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