The election assemblies of the new national, state and municipal leadership, in Jalisco of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) held in Puerto Vallarta was overshadowed after armed men entered the crowded hall.
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In Puerto Vallarta, 4 armed subjects arrived at the Lions Club where the assembly was about to begin and the event for security reasons had to be canceled.
It was around 8 in the morning that the registration process began in Puerto Vallarta where dozens of members from the political party began to gather.
The assembly started at 11 am, however, at noon there were still people outside the room waiting to register so voting on new leadership hadn’t begun.
Minutes after 12-noon several armed subjects arrived aboard a gray Cherokee truck with Jalisco plates and broke into the Lions Club threatening attendees inside.
An armed man approached the table of the coordinators of the assembly and demanded the ballot boxes, but since voting hadn’t started, Marco Antonio Moreno, president of the assembly, told him that there were no ballot boxes at the time. Unable to take the ballets, the armed subjects fled the building.
Almost simultaneously, the same political assembly being held in Guadalajara was ambushed by armed men where attendees were robbed and computers were stolen.