The general Ángel Flores and the support of Catholics for his campaign for the presidency of the Republic in 1924

In 1923, a group of Catholics promoted the candidacy for the presidency of the Republic of general Ángel Flores, a revolutionary, with a prominent role in regional politics and a friend of president Álvaro Obregón. His contender was general Plutarco Elías Calles. Despite an intermittent and low-pene...

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Main Author: Juan González Morfín
Format: Artículo
Language:spa
Published: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez 2021
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Online Access:http://erevistas.uacj.mx/ojs/index.php/noesis/article/view/3701
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Summary:In 1923, a group of Catholics promoted the candidacy for the presidency of the Republic of general Ángel Flores, a revolutionary, with a prominent role in regional politics and a friend of president Álvaro Obregón. His contender was general Plutarco Elías Calles. Despite an intermittent and low-penetration campaign, Flores garnered a large number of votes and, after the elections, the possibility of an armed uprising by his followers was kept alive for some time. This article seeks to delve into the motivations that led Catholics to support this candidacy and show how some of their leaders were not strangers to the option to rise up in arms after the elections.
ISSN:2395-8669