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Mexican political parties are courting voters living in Texas ahead of Mexico’s presidential election

Mexican migrants in Texas could play a role in choosing the country’s next president next year, and Mexican political leaders are setting up outreach networks — including one in Dallas — to court expat voters.

Marko Cortés, President of Mexico’s Partido Acción Nacional or PAN addresses business leaders at El Ranchito Restaurant in Oak Cliff. The invitation only event for leaders of the Dallas Mexican business community will become the Consejo de Action Migrante which will be looking looking to expand the PAN’s voter base, specifically immigrants based in the US for the upcoming Mexican elections. Cortes views it as the template for similar networking efforts across the US.

Presidential Candidate for the Partido Action Nacional (PAN) Ricardo Anaya addresses leaders of the Mexican business community of Dallas at El Ranchito Restaurant in Oak Cliff. The invitation only event is to be the first initiative of a Mexican political party addressing directly the immigrant community both in Mexico and in the US, and the rest of the world, as it campaigns for votes.  It is called el Consejo de Action Migrante. The plan is to use the template set in Dallas for other cities in the US.
Raúl Torres (right) receives an applause after making a point during the “Comité Azul de Acción Migrante” initial event at El Ranchito restaurant in Oak Cliff.

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