Monday, January 18, 2010
The political circumstances in Mexico --i.e. PRI electoral domination-- have changed sufficiently to make PRD-PAN alliances a very likely possibility in some races for governor, despite the complaints of party bigwigs on each side. Jesús Zambrano, a close confidant of party president Jesús Ortega, yesterday announced just such an alliance in Hidalgo, where the PRI is boss. Tourism Secretary Rodolfo Elizondo was also trumpeting the value of such agreements in an interview yesterday. The three possible candidates there are all from the PRD's neck of the ideological woods, so presumably in the next state the non-PRI will come together behind a PAN candidate.