Morena rebels are back on the “right path”

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Morena rebels are back on the “right path”
Morena members have changed their minds and now support the education reform - Photo: Diego Simón Sánchez/EL UNIVERSAL
English 09/05/2019 12:46 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 12:55
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Morena rebels are back on the “right path”

We've been told that some Morena lawmakers, now known as the “fifí” rebels for voting against the education reform on April 25 have come to their senses and now they are back into the “right path.” We've been told that the lawmakers from Oaxaca and Guerrero voted the bill and appeared on a video along with Morena's coordinator, Mario Delgado, where they committed to supporting this new law. The 8 legislators were the talk of the town after the President himself baptized them as the “fifí lawmakers” for voting against the education reform. So thanks to the dialogue with their coordinator and being scolded by the President, the lawmakers are now known as the “fifís for one day.”

Napito vs. the CTM

Today, the miners union led by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia will hold a fight against the Mexican Workers Confederation (CTM), led by Carlos Aceves del Olmo, PRI, since 5,641 workers from the PKC Industrial Group, a company located in Carlos Aceves del Olmo, will choose to join one of these two unions. The employees will decide between a group linked to the CTM and the 307 section from the miners union. We've been told that this company is one of the most important companies in the production of auto parts so this might be the first major test for the labor reform and the first fight between the CTM and Napito's organization.

President López Obrador wants results

We've been told that President López Obrador met with several cabinet members. The President held an urgent meeting with his energy cabinet. The heads of the Energy Ministry, Pemex, and the CFE went to Palacio Nacional yesterday. We've been told that the meeting was to discuss the details of the energy programs launched by this administration since some of them haven't provided the expected results.

López Obrador won't attend the G20

Something that is worrying diplomats is that President López Obrador isn't planning to attend the G20 in Osaka, Japan on June 28 and 29. This event, which is considered as the main political and economic forum in the world will be attended by world leaders, including Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin, among others. Some foreign governments consider that this would be the best place for the first meeting between their leaders and the Mexican President. Diplomats hope that López Obrador changes his mind but it seems unlikely.

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