AMLO's victory is the mission of MORENA

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AMLO's victory is the mission of MORENA
Senator Zoé Robledo - File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
12/04/2018
09:57
Mexico City
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AMLO's victory is the mission of MORENA

More than a challenge for 2018, the mission of the MORENA leadership is that Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wins, no matter what, the presidential election on July 1st. We're told that the high-ranking officers of the left National Regeneration Party (MORENA), led by Yeidckol Polevnsky, have given the instruction to all local and state leaders, and all candidates to public offices, that they must work their hearts out, and devote all the political strength, to ensure the triumph in most of the electoral districts of Mr. Andrés Manuel in his third attempt to reach Los Pinos. And we're told that the one who sent his acknowledgment of receipt was Chiapas Senator Zoé Robledo, who this Thursday asked a leave of absence to fully commit to district 6 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Mr. Zoé will leave the Deputy Coordination of the PT-MORENA, as well as the presidency of the Radio and Television Commission, to go and compete for a rural municipality, with the clear intent of contributing to the cause.

Imprisoning Peña Nieto, a falsehood

Margarita Zavala, independent presidential candidate, doesn't miss an opportunity to give a jab to Ricardo Anaya, this time by rejecting the idea that of imprisoning President Enrique Peña Nieto or any other high-ranking official, in case he is made president. Zavala claimed that Mr. Ricardo is lying because an investigation and evidence are needed before opening a case. Instead of making false promises, said Mrs. Margarita, the efforts should be focusing on strengthening the General Prosecutor's Office to make it an autonomous body, something that will fall within the scope of the next Head of State. “I will be fully respectful, the rest is a lie,” she said.

Senate wants to open doors with TPP-11

The Upper Chamber has moved to another lane to approve the execution of The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TP-11). We're told that the group of the center-right Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has put legislator Teófilo Torres Corzo in charge of the case, the very same who said during a work meeting with officials of the Ministry of Economy, businesspeople, and experts, that Mexico had to take full advantage of the opportunities of the countries willing to build bridges. And he took the time to send a message to the White House saying: “Mexico cannot be indifferent to the winds of protectionism and where walls are built and doors closed, we will have to find other doors.” The President of the Trade Commission, member of the conservative National Action Party (PAN) Héctor Larios, said that, shortly, the Senate will approve the TPP-11 and it will then enter the standby phase for the next Legislature.

The PRI vs Corral fight continues

The center-right Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is wondering: “And now, what will Chihuahua Governor Javier Corral say about the millions the PAN group at the Chihuahua Congress received from César Duarte?” We're told that the PRI leadership claims the resources, that is, the money – according to evidence in the power of PRI deputy Alejandro Domínguez – helped fund some of the campaigns of the conservative National Action Party (PAN) – such as the campaign of Maru Campos, who ran for the municipal presidency of the capital of the state – and to ensure votes in favor of some of their initiatives. For this reason, we're told by the PRI, there is a profound concern in the team of Ricardo Anaya, who hasn't been able to shake off the money-laundering scandal over the purchase and sale of an industrial warehouse in Querétaro for MXN$ 54 million. Thus the state of the war between the PRI and Mr. Javier.

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