Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Intra-PRI Disharmony

Via Bajo Reserva:
The unity among the PRI higher-ups hides holes that threaten to reach dangerous depths. There's the cold relationship between senatorial boss Manlio Fabio Beltrones and Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, adopted as the swordsman by party leader Humberto Moreira and Governor Enrique Peña Nieto. More evidence comes from the worsening results of the deputy leader of the PRI, Francisco Rojas, who couldn't untangle the labor reform that heads his list of priorities in the present session.
Of course, intra-party squabbling is normal, and this doesn't anything particularly noteworthy yet, at least in terms of PRI disunity having an impact on 2012. Here, the overwhelming electoral advantage of Peña Nieto has also turned into a broader advantage, in that it appears so insurmountable that the party may well avoid the broken plates inevitable from various powerful figures doggedly chasing a contestable nomination.

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