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Lezama undecided if she will return as Cancun mayor before taking over governor position

Cancun, Q. R. — Cancun mayor Mara Lezama Espinosa says she is undecided if she will return to office since winning the June 5 governor election. She said she is currently focused on how she will govern the state, and is unlikely to return as the mayor of Cancun.

In a telephone interview with Radio Formula, Lezama said for her governorship, she will not be bringing in outside people, clarifying that there are highly qualified people in the state. She said the needs of the state are already being evaluated, which is why those hired will be experts, especially in the areas of health, education, agriculture and environment among others.

She said that her government will work with transparency and honesty to reduce the gap of social inequality through sustainable development, and that studies are being done on other possible areas of tourism such as health, so the state is not as dependent on sun and beach.

Lezama also intends to create a State Institute of Social Economy, which will allow promoting greater investment in areas of the state such as Chetumal.

She said a lot of work is required in the area of social justice to prevent situations that generate violence. “We will improve the coordination and capabilities of the police corporations between the various levels of government,” she said.

Until then, her decision on whether or not to return to office as mayor after winning the governor election is a decision that is being evaluated with the lawyers to avoid any possible challenges.

The current governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquin, said the handover will take place in September.