Veracruz Governor Gets Kicked Out of Institutional Revolution Party

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Javier Duarte
Javier Duarte is a “persona non grata,” according to聽PRI. (Duarte)

Espa帽olGovernor of Veracruz, Mexico Javier Duarte was officially removed聽from聽the Institutional Revolution Party (PRI) this Tuesday, October 25 by resolution of the Commission of Justice, which argued that he could no longer exercise聽his role as a public official.

The now ex-governor is no longer part of the PRI party, according to Spokesperson for the commission, Senator Arturo Zamora.

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Zamora said that Duarte intends to join the National Electoral Institute, making it even聽clearer that he is no longer part of PRI.

The senator also said that due to Duarte’s actions, PRI was not losing anyone of value, but rather expelling someone who is聽persona non grata.

“He violated the code of ethics and with his bad performance as Governor of Veracruz he also violated provisions of the Justice Department that affected the rights and interests of the military, as well as his party,” the senator told聽El Universal.聽

 

Duarte will be given a hearing and a defense, as is his right, but it has not yet been filed. Officials have already start the process to take away his rights of聽militancy.

Source: El Universal

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