24 | MAY | 2019
Ricardo Anaya, national leader of the PAN – File photo/EL UNIVERSAL

Anaya, the awkward partner

Mexico City
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Anaya, the awkward partner 

Some of the partners of the Citizen's Front for Mexico have asked the national leader of the National Action Party (PAN), Ricardo Anaya, to cool down.

We're told the battles Mr. Anaya is fighting on several fronts can end up burying the Front. According to our sources, for the sake of the bloc, they have suggested Mr. Ricardo moderate his fights with communication media, and, especially, his war against the Federal Government and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Likewise, we're told that so far Anaya has been a good weaver, being able to weave agreements between the Citizen's Movement Party and the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), but they fear his fights – inside and outside – his party can damage the image of the Front and thus, Anaya has become the awkward partner.

Spots & Earthquakes

And talking about the National Action Party (PAN), we've been told, that pursuant to the slotted television times allowed by Law, the PAN has begun to spread advertising spots featuring the Mexican Red Cross, urging the population to donate for the earthquake victims. With your help, 250 thousand have already been aided, say the spots, where personnel of the Red Cross and the Mexican Army can be seen providing assistance to victims. These spots add to the cause, in addition to the bank account with 50 millions of Mexican pesos opened for the victims. Some PAN members claim it only took an earthquake to see the party's national leader, Ricardo Anaya, stepping down from TV sports – where he has been appearing for months to encourage his personal advertising.

PGR clean up
The “clean up” of the delegations of the Mexican Office of the Attorney General (PGR) in the states of the Republic continues. Now, it's the turn of Campeche, where Elizabeth Ibarra Sarlat was appointed by the Attorney General, Raúl Cervantes, as the new head of the agency in the state. We're told that so far this year, Mr. Raúl has removed the local attorney generals of Tabasco, Morelos, Baja California, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Puebla, and that the clean-up operations in the interior and exterior of the delegations will continue within and outside the main headquarters.

The row between MORENA & PAN

There was a strong row between the representatives of the National Regeneration Party (MORENA) and the National Action Party (PAN) in the Congress over the distribution of commissions. Our sources say that during the Meeting of the Political Coordination Board of the Chamber of Deputies, there was a quarrel between the president of this legislative body, PAN member Marko Cortés, and the Parliament's coordinator of the MORENA, Rocío Nahle, who is looking for other spaces at the Chamber of Deputies. For now, they say, Ms. Rocío has requested the assignment of two ordinary commissions – among them the one on Childhood – arguing that with the increase of deputies in her party (from 38 to 48), the party has a right to more commissions. The MORENA member has demanded Mr. Marko to resolve the matter presently.


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