UNDER RESERVE: PRD yearns for AMLOS's arms

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PRD yearns for AMLOS's arms

With the hangover of the electoral results on their backs, some groups within the left Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) are packing their bags to seek shelter in the arms of far-left National Regeneration Party (MORENA) leader, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. We are told that the yellow leaders made the promise not to initiate or promote a massive migration during the campaign and electoral process of 2017 and that no one would move from their chairs before the election day of June 4. Once the truce passed, which allowed a restraint of those who wish to be next to the man from Tabasco, the time has come for those who seek "better political spaces" and candidacies for positions of popular election with the colors of MORENA in the battles to come, mainly the 2018 race. We were told that left Democratic Revolution Party leaders are ready to change their shirts and throw themselves into the arms of Mr. Andres Manuel. Will he welcome and forgive them?

Zepeda pushed into leadership

Those who stay in the headquarters of the left Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) are promoting who they consider to be the prodigal son of the 2017 election to replace their leader, Alejandra Barrales. We are told that some sectors of PRD, except New Left, commanded by "Los Chuchos", see the former candidate for the government of the State of Mexico, Juan Zepeda, as one of the possible candidates for the presidency of the party. Well, even from the Old Palace of the City Hall, office of Governor Miguél Angel Mancera, they are turning their heads at Mr. Juan, who until a few months ago was not even part of the national political landscape. But now they see him as an emerging figure that can give PRD an air of generational change. Hooray fo the Neza born and raised!

Misogynist speech?

Part of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) militancy received with annoyance the concepts and ideas of the Secretary of Public Education, Aurelio Nuño, in the interview that he gave to EL UNIVERSAL. What was the point that raised the eyebrows of people at PRI? Mr. Aurelio repeatedly said that the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) project for the 2018 presidential election would be headed by "the man", with which the young politician would be leaving all the female groups out of the internal run for the presidential candidacy. True, we are told in the party, that there are more male candidates who are buzzing around for the battle for Los Pinos presidential residence, but you can not rule out prominent women militants or female federal government officials who have raised their hand. So, from now on gentlemen of the presidential cabinet, do not forget the feminine talents.

PEMEX's scapegoat

Talking about PEMEX, we are told that it seems that someone wants to help Emilio Lozoya, former director of the oil company, to escape the accusations and questionings he has had regarding the purchase of airplanes during his management. We are told that there is an attack against General Eduardo León Trauwitz, deputy director of Strategic Safeguard, who will be indirectly held accountable for the acquisition of the aircraft. We are assured that there is a great deal of annoyance at Los Pinos regardingo the matter and very little sympathy for Mr. Emilio, who began the period as an ascendant figure and today is under the spotlight and suspicion.


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