AMLO's cabinet holds meeting for the first time

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AMLO's cabinet holds meeting for the first time
Enrique Peña Nieto and Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Photo: File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
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AMLO's Cabinet Holds Meeting for the First Time

AMLO'S cabinet holds a meeting for the first time

We're told Andrés Manuel López Obrador has called those who are part of his cabinet for a meeting this Tuesday. After the chat, Andrés Manuel will have with President Enrique Peña Nieto at Palacio Nacional. The winner of last Sunday’s presidential election will attend a private meeting with his inner circle this afternoon, to begin working on his development plans for each entity, besides entrusting them with their tasks during the transition period.

A storm is coming for the PAN

Strong storm clouds and a storm threaten to fall over the national PAN headquarters in Mexico City. After the unfavorable results for the PAN in the federal elections and in some entities, Aguascalientes's governor, Martín Orozco Sandoval, warned that those who made mistakes shouldn't stay as the main figures of the party. Yesterday, Mr. Martín pointed out that the governors were ignored by the PAN in certain topics, but now they won't allow it because, despite everything, they contributed to the party: “and, well, we also didn't like being affected for someone else’s mistake.” Is the governor part of this group that the former presidential candidate, Ricardo Anaya, claims is trying to take over the party? You can already feel the rain in the air: the storm is about to fall over Acción Nacional.

Barbosa wants to fight Moreno Valle

With the aid of the former anti-electoral crimes prosecutor, Santiago Nieto, the Morena, PT and PES coalition candidate to the government of Puebla, Miguel Barbosa, is willing to resort to the tribunals to annul the result of the Puebla elections, as opposed to the advantage of the PAN candidate, Martha Erika Alonso, wife of the former governor Rafael Moreno Valle. While the legal battle begins, we're told, the PREP shows an advantage of almost four points for the PAN contender. Nevertheless, Mr. Miguel says that he won the election without proving it with his numbers. What is coming is a legal battle between Barbosa and Moreno Valle's groups.

Nestora's double win

After all the polemic surrounding her candidacy through party-list proportional representation for the Senate, the former member of the self-defense groups in Guerrero, Nestora Salgado, won a seat in the upper chamber through the polls. We're told that that the candidate is was registered by Morena through both party-list and the polls, but her formula, along with Félix Salgado Macedonio, obtained 42% of the votes from its entity, with which they secure their seats. We're told that it's very likely that Nestora, who was branded as a “kidnapper” by the PRI presidential candidate, José Antonio Meade, will give up her party-list seat to the next female candidate in the list, Imelda Castro