María José Alcalá aims to take the place of Carlos Padilla Becerra, after the votes in the presidency of the Mexican Olympic Committee
The voting to elect the successor of Carlos Padilla Becerra in the presidency of the Mexican Olympic Committee will begin at 11 in the morning, María José Alcalá, former athlete, is the favorite to win the election that will be held at the COM facilities.
María José Alcalá chairs the Sports Commission in the Chamber of Deputies and is now fighting to be the one to take the place of Carlos Padilla Becerra, in the presidency of the Mexican Olympic Committee. Which will make him the first woman in charge of the organization.
The deputy has lobbied and made efforts to be in front of the preferences, although Norma Olivia González, candidate for the “Transparency and Apertura” form, has put pressure on the fight to occupy the position of Carlos Padilla Becerra.
Norma Olivia González is the other candidate seeking the position of Carlos Padilla Becerra, in addition to having been related to Ana Gabriela Guevara, head of the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sports (CONADE), and has fought for the COM vote to take place a closed vote.
The controversy in the voting that will take place in the Mexican Olympic Committee is precisely that, because the International Olympic Committee suggested, by means of a letter, to the COM that the elections to choose the successor of Carlos Padilla should be by closed vote and not open, as made public ESPN Digital.
The suggestion was made to prevent power groups from influencing the decision of the leaders of the country’s sports federations, although the final choice remained in the hands of the Mexican authorities.
María José Alcalá is shaping up to be the new president of the Mexican Olympic Committee and thus end the management of Carlos Padilla Becerra, which began in 2012.