Saturday, January 15, 2011
Kicking the Can Down the Road
Jesús Ortega, a staunch advocate of the PRD-PAN alliances, says that an intra-party referendum on the Mexico State election could be held in February. The PAN's maneuvering will be key to whether or not this referendum matters, should it come to pass. If, as Gustavo Madero suggested earlier this week, the PAN would perhaps be willing to support PRD candidate Alejandro Encinas, then a strong vote of support from the party faithful will make it hard for Encinas to reject an alliance. (Though I imagine AMLO will still find a cause to oppose it.) If Luis Felipe Bravo Mena succeeds in building momentum around his candidacy in the meantime, the results of the PRD referendum will not be of great importance.