Alejandro Chávez Zavala, who was seeking re-election as mayor of Taretan, Michoacán, was shot dead yesterday when he was campaigning house by house. Mary Dimas, wife of the candidate of the coalition Por Taretan al Frente (PAN-PRD-MC) was also wounded in the attack. With this total of 40 candidates and candidates killed so far in the current electoral process, which began last September, and became the 114 politician who since then dies in similar conditions.

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