Sunday, August 9, 2009
After the vote at the PAN convention yesterday, the tenure of Calderón's former secretary at the head of his party is now official. Despite all the dissatisfaction from Creel and the gang, César Nava won 290 of 329 total votes cast, just under 90 percent. His inaugural speech fittingly focused on the need for party unity. Bajo Reserva reports that the day before the vote, Nava and one of his chief opponents, Manuel Espino, sat through an icy meal together at a Mexico City restaurant, in which each man laid out his position on the PAN presidency but little common ground was reached.