A person threw a severed head at a voting station within the Terrazas del Valle neighborhood of the Mexican border metropolis of Tijuana on Sunday, native authorities mentioned, as Mexicans had been casting votes in midterm elections.
In one of many bloodiest election campaigns in Mexico’s latest historical past, safety consultancy Etellekt mentioned 91 politicians had been killed and assaults rose by 17.5% to 910 in comparison with the 2017-2018 election cycle.
Native authorities mentioned the person tried to run away however didn’t specify whether or not he was captured. They mentioned additionally they discovered plastic baggage with human stays and severed palms close by.
It was not instantly clear whether or not the violence was associated to the election.
All 500 seats within the decrease home, 15 state governorships and hundreds of native management positions are up for grabs, with some 93.5 million Mexicans eligible to vote.
Safety analysts mentioned most electoral violence tends to happen on the municipal stage, the place gangs exert strain to affect the end result within the hope of securing extra management over drug trafficking and different legal rackets.
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