Who drives AMLO?

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Who drives AMLO?
AMLO has no chauffeur or security team – Photo: Sáshenka Gutiérrez/EFE
English 23/08/2018 10:42 Mexico City Under Reserve Actualizada 10:49
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Who drives AMLO?

Yesterday the President-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, as usual, attended a public act in a personal vehicle and without security. Nevertheless, his Wednesday's arrival to call for attention, as he arrived at the Palacio de Minería driven by his wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller. Mrs. Beatriz drove around with the President-elect as her passenger. At the end of the act, the couple left in their vehicle and with Beatriz as the driver, without any issue.

PRI members, few but loving

The PRI Congressmen and Senators, led by René Juárez Cisneros and Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, are meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto to inform him about the topics and details in their legislative agenda, and the strategy they will follow in this new political scenario, as the 64th Legislature is approaching. We're told this is not only a courtesy visit but a sign of unity that show that President Peña Nieto has the PRI legislators' support. They're very few, but at least they are very loving.

“May God enlighten” the PAN

Camarón que se duerme (if you get distracted)… this popular saying fits the PAN perfectly in the Senate, as the internal groups are fighting for the bench coordination in San Lázaro, Ricardo Monreal, who will lead the huge Morena majority in the Senate, has been creating alliances and good relations with Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Dante Delgado, Miguel Ángel Mancera, Manuel Velasco, and Alejandro González Yáñez. With everyone but the PAN, The national leader, Damián Cepeda, is the one in charge of designating both Chamber coordinators. Gustavo Madero Muñoz said, “May God enlighten them”. But by the time the light comes, Monreal is already closing deals.

They're debuting a magnifying glass in San Lázaro

Today, the Coordinating Council of the Deputy Evaluation System will be inaugurated, an inter-institutional and civil organism that will be in charge of evaluating the deputies. Today, it is expected that all the parliamentary groups, as well as members of civic organizations, companies, and academics, will be present in the system's inauguration. It's aim is to make the deputies perform better. So, the new legislature won't only be austere, but more efficient, as there will be magnifying glass ove reach one of them.


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