Who will be the chosen one?

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Who will be the chosen one?
Morena will choose a new national leader soon- Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 25/09/2019 10:22 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 10:32
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Who will be the chosen one?

Everything indicates the election process to choose the new Morena leader will be carried out through the method suggested by President López Obrador: a poll. In the last days, things have intensified inside the party and last week, Morena's National Justice Commission determined that the internal election couldn't be carried out through an opinion poll. Nevertheless, we've been told that Héctor Díaz Polanco, the head of the commission, has announced that there could be some type of political agreement or pact so that all the contenders take part in a poll that would measure the possibilities for Yeidckol Polevnsky, Mario Delgado, Bertha Luján, and Alejandro Rojas Díaz Durán. In the end, López Obrador's opinion seems to have prevailed.

Who spied on the President's favorite singer?

Even Cuban troubadours were spied by the PRI back in the day. We've been told that people have found files about the Cuban singer Silvio Rodríguez. Sources at the National Archive archive say that the files' public version will be available soon. Let's not forget that Silvio Rodríguez is one of the President and his wife's favorite singers and that the was invited to the presidential inauguration. The material dates back to the 70s and 80s and will be available on March 2020.

Ebrard has a busy schedule

Since President López Obrador doesn't travel abroad to attend international events, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard is in charge of attending all meetings and events outside Mexico. Besides his frequent flier miles, Ebrard will obtain other benefits for having a busy international schedule. We've been told that the Minister was exempted from attending the lower chamber to discuss the first state of the union. The analysis of the foreign policies will take place on October 1 but without Ebrard.

Alejandro Murat is ecstatic

Governor Alejandro Murat's team was quite happy because the Oaxaca Governor was the only Mexican representative at the UN's Second Local and Regional Governments Forum. The Governor was in New York to talk about the developments in regards to the 2030 agenda and said that his administration reduced poverty by 4% in the last two years. While he was in New York, Murat also signed the Santa Fe Declaration about climate change and announced that Oaxaca as the location with the biggest biodiversity in Mexico.

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