Monday, December 23, 2013

Elections for Alcade Held Yesterday

Elections were held yesterday for the position of Puerto Morelos Alcade, most equivalent to the position of 'mayor'.

I am not clear why the elections were held at the end of December, as normally they are mid-summer, but nonetheless they were held yesterday.

Leonel Eustaquio Medina Mendoza (the purple candidate) was certified as the winner of the election, and the Toma de Protesta (swearing in ceremony) is scheduled for December 29th.

Interesting tidbit: This news article reports that 39% of the Puerto Morelos population, 2595 people, voted. (A pretty dismal percentage.) However, this means that the population of Puerto Morelos is officially estimated at 6650. Does that seem right to you? I feel it might be closer to 8000-9000. What do you think??

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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.