1. The pre-presidential candidate for the Frente Ciudadano por México coalition, Ricardo Anaya, accused the Investigation and National Security Center (CISEN) of espionage. Alfonso Navarrete, Mexico’s Interior Minister, affirmed that the Interior Ministry partnered with the government of Veracruz to monitor Anaya’s pre-campaign for security purposes, not espionage. Navarrete ordered the suspension of a CISEN sub-delegate in Veracruz because the delegate failed to inform the Interior Minister of the event.
2. The National Electoral Institute (INE) must ask the independent candidates for the Presidency of the Republic for information on the citizen support signatures they have compiled. The Superior Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Federation (TEPJF) issued a ruling ordering the INE to conduct investigations to determine if there is an alleged traffic of electoral rolls used by some aspirants to gather rubrics. According to the INE, 187 people obtained the proper accreditation to run as independent candidates in the 2018 election.
3. The Morelos of Chilapa convent school is now closed. Bishop Salvador Rangel Mendoza stated that the school’s administrators and a group of nuns abandoned the school following the murder of the mother, father, and sister of a nun.
4. Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR), stated that “the armed forces are prepared for [a change in government] and will support the president, regardless of the party that nominates him.” Soberón Sanz proposed that the armed forces work closely with state governors and municipal presidents in order to create a safe electoral environment when people are heading to the polls.