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Woman arrested for attempted vote buying for upcoming PDC mayor position

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A Playa del Carmen woman has been arrested for electoral fraud. Guadalupe del Rosario “N” was arrested Friday on accusations of exchanging votes for debit cards loaded with 4,000 pesos.

Local authorities reported that she was taken into custody “for her probable participation in acts constituting electoral crimes in its form of request for votes with the promise of receiving money in electronic cards.”

According to an official statement by the State Attorney General (FGE), on May 28, Guadalupe del Rosario “N” carried out the purchase of votes at a home in the Nicte-Há neighborhood in favor of a candidate for the Municipal Presidency (mayor) of Solidaridad.

“For this purpose, electronic cards were offered with transfers of 4,000 pesos in exchange for the vote, divided into two parts: 2,000 pesos before the elections and 2,000 pesos after,” the FGE detailed.

The Prosecutor’s Office Specialized in Combating Electoral Crimes requested and obtained an arrest warrant which was completed by elements of the Investigative Police.

According to the FGE report, Guadalupe del Rosario “N” could receive a maximum penalty of up to three years in prison as established by the General Law on Electoral Crimes.

The cards were to be loaded with 2,000 pesos before voting and another 2,000 after voting.

The FGE did not say which potential mayor candidate Guadalupe del Rosario “N” was representing at the time of the alleged attempted vote buying.