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Alliance in the State of Mexico

UNDER RESERVE: Alliance in the State of Mexico
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15/05/2017
09:44
Mexico City
OPINION: UNDER RESERVE
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Alliance in the State of Mexico

There is no good news in the National Action Party (PAN), especially in the people surrounding the party's national leader, Ricardo Anaya, who see how their candidate for the State of Mexico government, Josefina Vazquez Mota, is still going downhill in the electoral preferences. We are told that, since Anaya bet everything on Josefina, and that her campaign doesn't seem to be moving forward, his colleagues analyze the convenience of agreeing on an alliance with the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) and its candidate, Juan Zepeda. They assure that, if Mr. Juan does is not growing, at least he maintains the PRD's vote, and with the support of PAN, they could become competitive against the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidates, Alfredo del Mazo and MORENA, Delfina Gómez, who until now, are competing for the first position. The maneuver could make the election a three-way race in which structures such as those that PRI and PRD have in the state, could make a huge difference. Will PAN consider the removal of Mrs. Josefina?

AMLO and Elba Esther together?

Serious left-wing politicians who have joined the cause of MORENA cannot believe the open support of former magisterial leader, Elba Esther Gordillo, who is incarcerated in a hospital, to the campaign of the MORENA candidate to the government of the State of Mexico, Delfina Gómez. They say that, although they cannot claim that this is authorized by the national party leader, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, they accept that they know very well that if AMLO has devoted himself 100% to any campaign, it is Delfina's. Therefore they consider that it would be practically impossible that he did not know of the support of the people of teacher Gordillo. We are assured that, be that as it may, that alliance could affect more than benefit López, because it is a serious blow to the credibility and the speech of his fight against the "ruling power." Gordillo not only represents the antithesis of the values that López Obrador presumes to defend, but she operated against him in the 2006 elections. Surprisingly, supporters of MORENA and AMLO tell us that the cost of this relationship could help in 2017, but it would be a bomb against the very party and its presidential candidate in 2018. "They should think this through," they say without believing what their eyes see: Gordillo representatives sitting at the same table with Delfina.

Five days with Delfina

Andrés Manuel López Obrador is going for it all during the last 17 days of campaigns. AMLO will put special emphasis on the mother of all the electoral battles of this year: The State of Mexico. We are told that the national leader of MORENA will return to that state today to accompany his government candidate, Delfina Gómez, for at least five days in a row. This Monday he will return to what he considers the cradle of the "ruling power", Atlacomulco, and will also visit Jilotepec and Ixtlahuaca. From Tuesday to Friday he will be in Tenancingo, Metepec, Toluca, Tejupico, Valle de Bravo, Zinacatepec, Naucalpan, Tlalnepantla, Tecámac and Nezahualcóyotl.

MORENA and PRI fight over millions

MORENA filed a complaint yesterday with the Special Prosecutor's Office for Electoral Offenses (FEPADE) to investigate what happened during the assault on an Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) office in Nezahualcóyotl. The PRI already denied that there was any money in that place. While the leader of MORENA in the State of Mexico, Horacio Duarte, says that research indicates that there were between 4 and 5 million pesos in cash. The State Attorney's Office maintains that there is not a single statement in the investigation folder stating that there was any cash. What is a fact is that 5 people were murdered as a result of the robbery. So the investigations are urgent. The criminals have to be captured and check whether or no those millions were in the PRI office.

***Photo: Ricardo Anaya y Josefina Vázquez Mota (EL UNIVERSAL FILES)

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