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A recording of bloody elections in Mexico: severed head, body parts and kidnappings

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Mexico City: Authorities said the man threw a severed human head at a polling station in the border town of Tijuana, and plastic bags filled with body parts were found nearby when Mexicans voted in the country’s largest election in history.

Authorities said the man had fled, but did not specify if he was captured. According to them, plastic bags with human remains and severed hands were found in the area.

It was not immediately clear what signal this terrible act was to send and how it related to the elections held on Sunday (Monday EET).

Mayoral candidate Guillermo Valencia’s windshield shattered following an attack in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico last month.Credit:AP

The campaign in favor of deputies and state bodies was one of the bloodiest in recent history. Security consultancy Etellekt said 97 politicians were killed and 935 were attacked.

Elsewhere on election day, authorities said someone threw an idle grenade at a polling station in Mexico City on election day. One voter, who asked not to be named, said the crowd dispersed but then returned.

“People said they would vote and that they would not be intimidated,” the woman said, adding that she had voted. “It was ugly.”

A woman attends a memorial service for mayoral candidate Alma Barragán, who was killed last month during a campaign in Moroleone in the ravaged state of Guanajuato.

A woman attends a memorial service for mayoral candidate Alma Barragán, who was killed last month during a campaign in Moroleone in the ravaged state of Guanajuato.Credit:AP

In Sinaloa, home to the Sinaloa cartel, which survives despite the arrest of its boss in the United States. Joaquim “El Chapo” GusmazAccording to a source in the prosecutor’s office, armed men stole election materials from polling stations.

All 500 federal congressional seats, 15 state governors and 20,000 leadership seats are up for sale, with a record 93.5 million Mexicans voting.

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