Sunday, August 8, 2010

The PRD Divide: Deep

Bajo Reserva reports that ahead of the upcoming legislative session, the Chuchos and AMLO's group in the PRD are both shopping different deals with their the PAN and PRI counterparts wherein they would accept lesser positions in the Chamber of Deputies for the PRD as a whole, in exchange for the recall current being sidelined. My memory may be faulty, but I don't remember as much sabotage in the operation sense in AMLO's ascendent phase before the 2006 election. You had the Cárdenas and others conspicuously less than thrilled about AMLO's candidacy, but this open warfare between competing currents of the left and the general lack of unity of purpose that it reflects seems like something that will prevent the left from coming within sniffing distance of the presidency, for as long as it persists.

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