National Action Party, or PAN, candidate Carlos Mendoza Davis won the gubernatorial election in the state of Baja California Sur.
Mendoza Davis won 45.15 percent of the vote, while Ricardo Barroso, of the coalition formed by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and the Mexican Green Party, or PVEM and other smaller parties, garnered 35.06 percent of the vote, with 100 percent of the ballots counted, in the June 7th, 2015 election, the Preliminary Election Results Program, or PREP, said.
The coalition formed by the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, and the Workers Party, or PT, took 8.05 percent of the vote with their candidate Jesus Druk.
Mendoza Davis, son of the first ever elected Governor of Baja California Sur, is a lawyer by profession. He has held several positions in the federal government, including the regional representative of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in Baja California Sur from 2007 – 2010. He also served as Senator for the state before running for governor.
Voter turnout for the election was low at 53.69 percent, officials said.
Mendoza Davis has stated that his first priority as governor is to provide peace and security to the citizens of BCS as well as to increase economical development in the region.
The Governor-elect will be sworn into office for a 6-year term during the first week of September, 2015.