Title: Mexico en campaña 1994
Photographer(s): Various photographers
Writer(s): Jorge Carpizo, Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Jorge Alcocer V., Hector Fix-Zamudio
Designer(s): Rafael López Castro
Publisher(s): Grupo Desea S.A. de C.V.,Mexico City, Mexico
Print run: 10.000
Size: 23 x 31 cm
Print: Imprenta Formal, Mexico City, Mexico
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Mexico,1994
The 1994 federal election process is an integral part of the material that feeds the work of journalists, political analysts and historians. Its preparations, the conflicts and understandings it aroused, its protagonists, its anecdotes, the cold data of its results, the astonishing figure of citizen participation at the ballot box, fed the debate in the press and electronic media throughout the year.
This campaign has not been like all the others; too many unforeseen circumstances have given it a dimension and a path that would have seemed impossible in December 1993: the emergence of the EZLN in Chiapas, the change of the Secretary of Government and consequently of the presidency of the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute, the National Agreement for Peace, Justice and Democracy, signed on 27 January 1994 by eight of the nine presidential candidates, the dialogue and the 'Barcelona Accords', the first encouraging results of which were announced on 18 March.
Here there are the faces of Mexico on the campaign trail, endless expressions of a people that never stops striving to be better. Which continues to find in every campaign reasons to renew hope.
In this mosaic, candidates, political leaders, electoral authorities, are part of the landscape, their faces are added to those who see and hear them. They are the motif of the bells, with their words and gestures they arouse the reaction of those who, anonymous among the masses, were to decide in an individual and intransferable act, on 21 August 1994, the immediate future of each of us summoned.
Jorge Alcocer V