Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What the PAN-PRD Referendum Means

Not much, according to Jorge Zepeda:
If we are to believe the preliminary polls, the referendum carried out by the PRD in the Mexico State this Sunday will favor the possibility of an alliance with the PAN. But without a candidate it will end up being a useless exercise. A very expensive tailored suit that winds up fitting nobody. The cases of Gabino Cué in Oaxaca, Moreno Valle in Puebla or Malova in Sinaloa worked because there was an attractive figure for the voter and an acceptable figure for the parties in the alliance. That's not the case in Mexico State. Without the possibility of Josefina Vázquez Mota, the option of Eruviel passed over and turned into the Mexiquense Malova now discarded, there is only Alejandro Encinas. I don't think he has much chance either, but anyone else will be washed away by Peña Nieto's powerful electoral machinery.

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