The Head of Government of Mexico City, Martí Batres Guadarrama reported that the Secretary of Citizen Security, Omar Garcia Harfuch He requested his removal from office this morning.
“Lic. Omar García Harfuch visited me to inform me of your decision to leave office Secretary of Citizen Security of the Government of Mexico City,” he highlighted on his social networks.
Until this day, the official had as legal deadline to make that decision and thus have the possibility of competing in Morena’s internal process for the Head of Government.
— Martí Batres (@martibatres) September 9, 2023
The capital regulations indicate that If a security or military official has an interest in running for the Head of Government must be separated one day before the formal start of the electoral process, which in Mexico City will occur tomorrow.
For Morena’s race for the capital’s leadership, the mayor of Iztapalapa has already expressed interest so far, Clara Brugada and the senator with leave, Ricardo Monreal. The person who has not yet done so, although his name has also been mentioned, is the national leader of the guinda party, Mario Delgado.
In various surveys, the current Chief of Police appears as the most advantageous of them allwhich is why since the beginning of the week there was speculation about his possible departure from the SSC.
García Harfuch is one of the officials closest to Claudia Sheinbaum, who just last Wednesday won the Morena polls and became coordinator of the Defense of the Fourth Transformation and on Thursday received the baton of command from the president to lead the tasks of that political movement.