MEXICALI — Eugenio Elorduy Walther, the National Action Party gubernatorial candidate for Baja California, was formally declared governor Monday as he received proof of victory from the state electoral institute.
Elorduy will become the forth PAN governor in a row in Baja California, following Ernesto Ruffo Appel, Héctor Terán — who died in the middle of his term — and Alejandro González Alcocer, the substitute governor.
Elorduy will become the 12th governor of the state.
Elorduy urged Baja Californians to now stop thinking about political parties and concentrate instead on the good of the state.
He thanked his fellow candidates, whom he invited to bring their ideas for use by his administration.
A tearful Elorduy also thanked his family for supporting him.
Elorduy will be sworn in Nov. 1 and it is expected President Vicente Fox will attend the ceremony.
Jaime Díaz, the PAN Mexicali mayoral candidate, also received official word his election had been finalized.