The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 6/29/12
Each morning, through the Mexico Portal feature, “¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día”, we will bring you an assortment of op-ed pieces from five major Mexican dailies: Reforma, El Universal, La Jornada, Excélsior and Milenio. Enjoy!
Cada día, por la entrada titulada, “¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día”, vamos a traerles un surtido de artículos de opinión de cinco periódicos populares de México: Reforma, El Universal, La Jornada, Excélsior y Milenio. ¡Que lo disfruten!
Templo Mayor: Presidential candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota surprised many at her closing campaign event by inviting President Calderón to lead the Attorney General’s Office if she were elected President; Elba Esther Gordillo was seen yesterday in Culiacán, it is believed that she went to go confront Governor Mario López Valdez, who won his seat through a PAN-PRD alliance, but it is said that he is really active supporting the PRI candidates; The IFE counselors and presidential candidates signed a Pact of Civility, it would have been to better use to have had them sign such pact before the smear campaigns and improper vote buying and not two days before the elections.
Bajo Reserva, “¿Dónde está Gustavo Madero?”: Some members of the PAN believe that their current party leader, Gustavo Madera, may leave his position after the election if the results are bad for the party, but people in his inner circle declare that will not be the case; The PRD did not meet their gender quota when choosing their delegates for the DF and now, two days before the election, they must choose what male to replace with a female delegate.
Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “El voto de la estabilidad:” The electoral campaign has ended and all that remains is to vote on Sunday and wait for the results. Fernández Menéndez says that there are three specters hanging over the Mexican electoral process: violence, economic crises, and un-governability, none of which appeared during this election…The people should be happy because this may be the first time that this has occurred during a Mexican election.
Trascendió: The IFE’s civility pact predicts an election without major upsets… The people who organized the event commemorating the two years since Rodolfo Torre Cantú’s assassination were concerned that it would appear political because it is so close to the election, but they decided to run the risk and ensured that the ceremony was concentrated on demanding justice, and that it was not politically motivated…The PGR is annoyed with the airport authorities who released videos related to the homicides to the Secretary of Public Security’s office; they are annoyed because the PGR is in charge of the investigation, and because personnel belonging to the Secretary’s office are under investigation.