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  • ICAA Record ID
    739153
    TITLE
    El doctor Atl triunfa como diputado : venció a sus contrincantes que se presentaron candidatos por el sexto distrito electoral
    IN
    Excélsior : El periódico de la vida nacional (México, D. F., México). -- Mar. 22, 1917.
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 6
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "El doctor Atl triunfa como diputado: Venció a sus contrincantes que se presentaron candidatos por el sexto distrito electoral." Excélsior: El periódico de la vida nacional (Mexico City), March 22, 1917.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

This article announces the large number of votes won by Gerardo Murillo (better known as Dr. Atl) compared to his losing opponents Rafael Martínez and Miguel Gómez Noriega, and the many supporters of Porfirio Díaz regime in Mexico City. Mr. Herminio Pérez Abreu was elected as Mr. Murillo’s stand-in; both candidates represented the Partido Liberal Constitucionalista [Constitutional Liberal Party]. The election was challenged by the losers, who filed a complaint concerning the results. Following the protest, Mr. Rovizé, the president of the examining committee, declared Mr. Murillo the winner. The committee secretaries, however, refused to sign off on Mr. Murillo’s credentials.

Annotations

In 1917 Dr. Atl (1875-1964) was more involved in politics than in art. His political activities, however, were also a means of promoting artists’ ideas to leaders such as Venustiano Carranza and Álvaro Obregón who, in 1917, headed the faction that had emerged as the winner of the revolution that began in 1910. Atl’s election meant that cultural interests would now have a voice in the Mexican House of Representatives. 

Researcher
Esther Acevedo : Dirección de Estudios Históricos, INAH
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional. Mexico D.F., México.