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Catfight at Morena
Yeidckol Polevnsky, the national Morena president - Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL

Catfight at Morena

30/09/2019
11:01
Mexico City
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Catfight at Morena

If you thought the catfight at the PRI during its internal election was embarrassing, Morena's version is here. Yesterday, the groups fighting to control the party decided that the election will be through a questionable voter register and they might also implement a poll. For the party's president and contender, Yeidckol Polevnsky, the roll is not trustworthy, it's invalid and creates uncertainty. Two other contenders, Mario Delgado and Alejandro Rojas, also mistrust the roll and agree on using a poll but the other contender, Bertha Luján, says that they should stick to the current call and organize an election using the roll. In the end, there will be a traditional election and those who win the district assemblies will participate in the poll.

Santa Lucía is up in the air?

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will discuss if it is possible or not to halt the construction of the Santa Lucía airport for environmental reasons. We've been told that the issue resulted in a contradiction between tribunals and minister Alberto Pérez Dayán is in charge of analyzing the situation. We're told that even if the minister proposes that halting the construction of legal, the arguments are a far cry from the argument recently used by the federal government, as it claims it has to protect the project for national security reasons. As a result, the resolution issued on Wednesday won't have an impact on the verdict about the revocation of one of the definitive suspensions granted by a Mexico City judge. This judge has shown a tendency to favor the National Defense Ministry by refusing to halt the project under the argument that the facilities are strategic for the country and its preservation is a matter of national security.

Is the President tired

Yesterday, President López Obrador was confused. During his speech, he confused the Tarahumara mountain range with the Lacandona jungle. There could be two reasons behind the mistake. The first is that the President wasn't focused because he was received by a protest. The second is that the President might be exhausted since he spends most weekends touring the country and dictating speeches on public squares. Do you think the President is tired?

Gender equality at the electoral tribunal

We've been told that the Electoral Tribunal is taking gender equality seriously. On one hand, they opened a process to grant two strategic positions but they are only available for women. Also, president Felipe Fuentes Barrera appointed Dr. Gabriela Ruvalcaba as the director of of the Electoral Judicial School. In short, the Electoral Tribunal has increased the participation of women by 300%. We've been told these efforts have taken place in collaboration with the Administrative Commission, where magistrate Mónica Soto is part of the team.

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