Who will yell louder, AMLO or Fox?
President Fox will not lead Mexico’s Independence Day ceremony from the traditional setting of El Zocalo square, in Mexico City. Instead, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), the leftist presidential candidate who hasn’t accepted the formal results of the recent electoral process will perform his own “Grito de Dolores” ceremony at El Zocalo.
The Senate asked Fox to move the ceremony out of El Zocalo to avoid violence. This will likely make look the executive weak and might inject badly needed momentum to AMLO’s resistance. It will all depend on the media coverage and the way both leaders and president elect Calderon, spin the events.
The ceremony is scheduled for September 15. Fox will have his at Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato.