Jesús Ortega is the steward of the breakdown; a moral, political, and economic breakdown that expressed itself electorally in the painful fourth place in the first and second electoral regions (after the Green Party). In Sinaloa, Nuevo León, and Aguascalientes, the PRD finished behind the Green Party and Panal, and in Campeche, in sixth place.But in response to such a disaster, simulation: Jesús Ortega doesn't resign nor does he dare to expel he who caused more damage in the July 5 election than anyone. López Obrador labored underhandedly, conducting a true counter-campaign that contributes to the explanation of the difficult PRD defeat in the state of Mexico.The letter from Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas establishing the conditions for the re-foundation of the party that he contributed to founding: the expulsion of López Obrador and the resignation of Jesús Ortega, merely received dismissals from both trenches, that of the Peje and the Chuchos.
In short, they can't make a clean break with the players collectively responsible for debacle. I guess the bet is that the debacle will force the PRD's various factions to play nice, and therefore improve its fortunes in future elections, whereas an expulsion of AMLO would lead to implosion.
[N]othing happened in the meeting of the seventh National Council in Morelia, they couldn't even agree on the election of a parliamentary coordinator. In the PRD's present state of confusion, the Chuchos proposed Encinas, apparently distanced from Andrés Manuel's inner circle, but sectors of the United Left of Bejarano don't want him; their "rooster" is Agustín Guerrero, because he's one of their own.
That's the first I've read about Encinas drifting from AMLO. Whatever the case, I'm actually not convinced that the PRD isn't learning from the defeat. Without denying the problems Zárate is addressing, there seem to be some positive noises seeping out of perredista-landia.