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Electoral Institute announces official mayor winners for Quintana Roo municipalities

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — More than a week after Mexico votes were cast for new political positions around the country, the Electoral Institute of Quintana Roo (Ieqroo) has announced official winners.

The 11 mayor positions for the municipalities of Quintana Roo were part of the official announcements with the presentation of IEQROO certificates that will keep them in position until 2027.

Diego Castañón Trejo will continue with his position as mayor of Tulum after winning a majority of the votes cast June 2. Castañón Trejo received 14,979 votes against 11,847 for his closest opponent, Jorge Portilla.

Mary Hernández will also keep her mayor position in Felipe Carrillo Puerto after winning reelection. However, the island of Cozumel will see a new mayor in the Fall. Mayor-elect José Luis Chacón will take over from current Cozumel mayor Juanita Alonso Marrufo after winning more than 20,000 votes.

Isla Mujeres will continue to move forward with its current mayor who has won reelection. Atenea Gómez will remain in power for another term after INE counted more than 12,300 votes or 80 percent of those cast in her favor.

Eric Borges Yam will also continue to be the mayor of José María Morelos after winning the position for a second term. Nivardo Mena is another reelected mayor who will continue in the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas.

Playa del Carmen, in the municipality of Solidaridad, will swear in a new mayor this Fall. Estefanía Mercado beat out current Playa del Carmen mayor Lili Campos with 77,000 votes. IEQROO announced a 28,425 vote difference between the two candidates.

José Alfredo Contreras won his job again with reelection after receiving more than 50 percent of the votes in Bacalar. Current Puerto Morelos mayor Blanca Merari Tziu Muñoz will also stay in power for another term. Blanca Merari received a total of 8,984 votes to achieve her reelection as mayor.

The state’s capital city of Chetumal in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco won’t see any changes. After a 30-hour announcement delay due to at least one recount, Ieqroo has announced Yensunni Martínez Hernández the winner.

In an extremely close vote, Ieqroo has reported Yensunni Martínez with a total of 42,468 votes against her competitor Lidia Rojas Fabro who won 41,870 votes. Lidia Rojas Fabro says she will contest the results.

The city of Cancun will also carry on as it has with its current mayor Ana Paty Peralta. Peralta walked away with more than 242,000 votes or 71 percent cast in the municipality of Benito Juarez on June 2.

She too, will remain in power for another term, taking her into 2027.

“I thank each of you for your dedication, support, affection, for walking with me and for knocking on doors. Today, 71 percent of the population voted, 242,000 Cancun residents are in favor of us working as a team,” she said during the presentation of her official certificate Monday afternoon.

“Thank you to all the people of Cancun who gave us their vote and trust. That is why we are here today. This triumph belongs to everyone,” she said.