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Former Cancun mayor Mara Lezama new Governor of Quintana Roo

Cancun, Q.R. — On Sunday, the state of Quintana Roo voted for a new governor. According to figures released by the Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) of Quintana Roo, two time Cancun mayor Mara Lezama Esperanza was the winner of the June 5 elections.

On social media, the newly elected governor of Quintana Roo posted “Today the transformation will come true in Quintana Roo. It is time for a real change with an honest government that works at ground level. Thank you Chetumal for the love, together we will return the shine to our wonderful capital. Love is paid with love!”

Mara Lezama celebrated her victory in the state’s capital city of Chetumal Sunday night after INE results were released. According to the Instituto Nacional Electoral of Quintana Roo, Lezama won with approximately 55 percent of the votes cast followed by Laura Peña, the former two-time mayor of Puerto Morelos, with 15 percent.

They were followed by Jose Peche who captured 12 percent of the votes, Josue Nivardo with 6 percent and Leslie Hendricks with approximately 2.5 percent of the votes cast across the state.