Thursday, May 25, 2006

PRI About to Implode

The Mexican Presidential campaign is about to enter its most critical moment: The collapse of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidacy and a consequent vote stampede.

Manuel Bartell, a PRI Senator, may have started its party implosion by calling PRI followers to support leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). If Bartell’s position prevails among PRI swinging voters AMLO will regain the lead he lost a month ago.

A recent poll commissioned by El Universal national newspaper and produced the first days of May gives Felipe Calderón, from ruling conservative party PAN, a fragile 4 point advantage. These are the numbers:

-Felipe Calderón (PAN): 39%
-Andrés Manuel López Obrador(PRD): 35%
-Roberto Madrazo (PRI): 21%

Once again the future of Mexico is in the hands of the party that ruled the country for more than seventy years and established what novelist Mario Vargas Llosa famously branded as “the perfect dictatorship”.

Election day is 02 July.


At 6:21 PM, Blogger Camilo Pino said...

RI votes haven’t moved yet to AMLO’s camp and still he is regaining the
lead. With PRI votes more likely to swing to AMLO he is the likely winner.

Check this clip by Bloomberg entitled “Lopez Obrador Ties Calderon in Mexico
Election Poll”


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