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Official campaigning for Mexican presidential position begins March 30

Mexico City, Mexico — Official campaigning for the new President of Mexico will begin March 30 by the four candidates hoping to fill the position.

According to the Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) electoral calendar, the campaigns of candidates seeking to fill the Presidency of the United States of Mexico will begin tomorrow.

For 90 days, presidential candidates Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Ricardo Anaya, José Antonio Meade and Margarita Zavala will do their best to win the votes of the approximately 88 million registered Mexicans.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the candidate for the coalition Juntos Haremos Histori who chose Ciudad Juarez as the site to begin the start to his third campaign for presidency.

According to his website, López Obrador says he will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Plaza Benito Juarez . At 17:30 hours, another campaign is scheduled in the main square of Ciudad Cuauhtémoc.

On Monday López Obrador will visit Nuevo León, while on Tuesday, he will arrive in Coahuila and Durango and on Wednesday in Coahuila.

Ricardo Anaya is the flag bearer of the Por México al Frente alliance and has scheduled the first event of his campaign at the Santa Fe Expo, in Mexico City. Anaya will participate in the We Start Innovating event, in which 1,000 young people from the coalition he represents will participate.

The young people will continue later with a demonized Hackathon, a workday of 12 continuous hours that will fight corruption, violence and inequality. Presidential candidate Anaya will move to Baja California on Saturday, which will be his first mass rally.

José Antonio Meade is the candidate for the coalition Todos por México and, according to his website, has chosen the city of Mérida, Yucatán as the starting point for his campaign.

Meade described his campaign saying “It will be a journey that will take us from peninsula to peninsula, which will take us from the Pacific to the Atlantic, which will have us remember our origins.”

Margarita Zavala is the only candidate who managed to register as an independent candidate. Zavala is the wife of former Mexican president Felipe Calderón. Her campaign is set to begin just after midnight on Thursday, March 29 at the Angel de la Independencia since candidates cannot make advanced campaign actions before March 30.

As of 2017, Mexico census recorded a population of over 137.7 million people. This year, INE says that 88 million Mexicans have registered to vote in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled to take place July 1, 2018.