Via Aguachile, Marcelo Ebrard says he will kick off his campaign for 2018 on Dec. 6, once he leaves office in Mexico City. He was one of the earliest announcers ahead of 2012, so this doesn't necessarily suggest that he will be more successful the next time around. As before, they key variable remains his position within the party vis-a-vis AMLO, and starting early guarantees very little on that score.
Also, in an editorial that garnered a lot of attention in Mexico, Spain's El País called on Mexico's left to drop AMLO as their standard bearer. AMLO responded by telling the paper to stop their "colonizing journalism".