Eeny, meeny, miny between Meade and Anaya

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Eeny, meeny, miny between Meade and Anaya
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English 22/05/2018 10:06 Mexico City OPINION: Under Reserve Actualizada 10:07
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Eeny, meeny, miny between Meade and Anaya

Margarita Zavala is playing “eeny, meeny, miny, moe” between José Antonio Meade and Ricardo Anaya. The former independent candidate running for President, according to our sources, has the intention of meeting with her former rivals of the center-right Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the conservative National Action Party (PAN). We're told that the meeting will serve to begin a dialogue and issue opinions of the situation of the current contest and the needs of the country. However, we're told that the team of Mrs. Margarita is quite clear that she has no intention, at the moment, of choosing one of the candidates. One of the main reasons Zavala is so hesitant is because she has lost trust in Anaya and he has nothing to back up any possible offer. And, in the case of Meade, she wants to listen to the proposals of the candidate of the PRI, according to our sources. Thus, she still hasn't decided the path she'll take from here to July 1st.

Marcelo adds entrepreneurs to AMLO

We're told that Marcelo Ebrad has scored another goal for the campaign by earning the support of Abraham González Uyeda, an entrepreneur who will become the bridge between the business elite in Jalisco and Obrador. The former Undersecretary of the Interior was a Felipe Calderón sympathizer but resigned four years ago to the conservative National Action Party (PAN). We're told that yesterday, in Tonalá, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was quite happy and claimed Mr. Marcelo was like his brother, his buddy.

Women against women at court

At the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, an issue related to gender politics is escalating quickly. However, this time it isn't about men abusing their power against women, no no, it's between women only. We're told that in the area of Gender Equality of the Supreme Court, there is a group of medium management female officials who are abusing their power against other female colleagues. Our sources at the Supreme Court say the urgent intervention of Minister Margarita Luna Ramos, chairwoman of the Interinstitutional Committee for Gender Equality at the Supreme Court, is vital. They trust that Ms. Margarita, a Minister truly committed to matters of gender, will investigate and set in order this issue before the commitments of the institution are at risk.

Peña Nieto defends his administration

During the Day of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) – a ceremony where the Lázaro Cárdenas medal is awarded – president Enrique Peña Nieto firmly stated to important aspects. First, he recalled, in five previous ocassions, that his father graduated from the Superior Mechanical and Electrical Engineer School (ESIME) and thus, he had and maintained a strong bond with the IPN. And second, that in any public space, just as he did yesterday in Los Pinos, he will defend his administration. “And thus I could keep mentioning a high number of achievements and goals and, of course, that there won't be any forum or space in which I were not to speak and mean what has been achieved,” said the President.


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