Diego Castañón Secures Landslide Victory in Tulum Elections

June 16, 2024
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Diego Castañón Secures Landslide Victory in Tulum Elections

Diego Castañón Secures Landslide Victory in Tulum Elections

Diego Castañón Trejo has been elected as Tulum's new mayor with 52.91% of the vote, leading by 3,177 votes. He promises unity, security, and continued development for the municipality.
Diego Castañón Secures Landslide Victory in Tulum Elections

TULUM, Mexico – In a decisive victory, Diego Castañón Trejo has been elected as the new Municipal President of Tulum, securing a substantial lead of 3,177 votes over his nearest competitor. With 14,958 votes, Castañón captured 52.91% of the voter turnout, marking a significant mandate from the citizens of Tulum.

The official results were declared after a meticulous count of ballots from the 80 polling stations across the municipality. In total, 27,643 votes were cast, with Castañón’s closest rival garnering 11,781 votes. This 11.20-point margin underscores the strong support for the “Sigamos Haciendo Historia” coalition, which aims to continue the transformative governance initiated by the previous administration.

Upon announcing his victory, Castañón expressed his gratitude to the residents of Tulum for their trust and confidence. His victory speech emphasized his commitment to unity and progress, declaring, “In Tulum, the best is yet to come!”​.

Diego Castañón Secures Landslide Victory in Tulum Elections

Castañón’s political career has been marked by his roles within the municipal government, where he served as the Treasurer of Tulum from 2021 to 2024. His leadership during this period was characterized by efforts to enhance fiscal responsibility and promote sustainable development initiatives. Additionally, Castañón has a history of advocating for tourism, having served as Tulum’s Director of Tourism Promotion until 2018. His tenure saw significant strides in boosting Tulum’s international profile as a premier travel destination​.

The new mayor’s administration pledges to build on the legacy of his predecessor, Marciano Dzul Caamal, who passed away earlier this year. Castañón has assured the public that there will be continuity in the government’s projects and initiatives, with the only significant change being in the Treasury. This continuity is crucial for the ongoing major projects in Tulum, including the development of the Tulum International Airport and the expansion of the Maya Train, both of which are expected to enhance connectivity and economic growth in the region.

Diego Castañón Secures Landslide Victory in Tulum Elections

Security remains a top priority for Castañón’s administration. In recent statements, he has committed to working closely with the State and Federal governments to address security concerns. Plans include strategic collaborations with law enforcement agencies to ensure Tulum’s residents’ and visitors’ safety and well-being.

Castañón also highlighted his vision for Tulum, focusing on sustainable development, improving public services, and ensuring economic opportunities for all citizens. “We are a community that values peace, development, and inclusion,” he stated. His administration aims to foster a government that listens to its people and responds effectively to their needs​.

As Tulum embarks on this new chapter under Diego Castañón’s leadership, the anticipation for continued growth and prosperity is palpable among its citizens. The focus on unity and progress resonates with the community’s aspirations for a better future.

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