Xóchitl Gálvez, presidential candidate for the opposition, has requested leave from the Senate Board of Directors to leave his position as of November 20.
“I leave with the pride of serving my country #WithEverythingTheHeart and fulfilling the needs of the Mexican people. I am ready to serve the country wherever the people ask it from me,” the PAN member shared in his social networks.
The lawmaker bids farewell as president of the Senate Indigenous Affairs Commission, and his pre-campaign will begin on Monday, November 20.
Why will the Citizen Movement ‘win’ when Gálvez leaves the Senate?
After Gálvez left the Senate, Laura Ballesteros Mancilla, from the Citizen Movement party, will replace him.
In this movement, the Orange Party gained points because, in 2018, the parliament had only seven senators from the MC; now there are 13, which remains the third force in the Chamber of Senators.
In 2018, Gálvez became a senator. In the same year, Ballesteros also replaced the PAN member as head of the delegation of Miguel Hidalgo.
Who is Laura Ballesteros?
Laura Ballesteros describes herself as an activist, regulator, and expert in mobility and public policies. He studied political science at the Tecnológico de Monterrey and has a master’s degree in strategic management and innovation management from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
He was a representative of the Federal District before, with PAN, where he promoted the Mobility Law and created the Mobility Secretariat. It seeks to recognize the right to act and establish the priorities of the most vulnerable users. After a while, he joined the MC.
He also advocated for the regulation of Uber and Cabify. Prior to succeeding Gálvez, she served as Global Secretary of the Women in Motion Initiative at the Sustainable Leadership Center for Women.