ACI Prensa Staff, Sep 9, 2023 / 16:00 pm
Mexican actor, producer, and founder of the Viva México Movement Eduardo Verástegui registered Sept. 7 as an independent candidate for the presidency of Mexico in the 2024 elections.
According to electoral regulations, after expressing his intention to run for president to the National Electoral Institute (INE), Verástegui must gather, in no more than 120 days, a number of signatures equivalent to 1% of the list of registered voters in the country distributed over at least 17 states “with an equal percentage in each of them.” This is equivalent to approximately 1 million signatures.
Verástegui, whose film “Sound of Freedom” ranks first at the box office in Latin America, filed his declaration of intention with the INE yesterday.
According to the Mexican newspaper El Universal, upon arriving at the INE office, Verástegui pointed out that candidates Claudia Sheinbaum, from MORENA, the party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Xóchitl Gálvez, from the opposition coalition Frente Amplio por México (Broad Front for Mexico), “are the same” and that a change is needed.