AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 7/26/12

Each morning, we will bring you, an assortment of op-ed pieces from major Mexican dailies.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Cuchilladasen el PRD para el Senado”: Though it was believed that Miguel Barbosa would be the next coordinator for the Senate he is no longer in the running, Alejandra Barrales and Manuel Camacho Solís are the new frontrunners for the position; It seems that there is a power struggle between President Felipe Calderón and Gustavo Madero for the leadership of the PAN; Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, is in for more headaches because of the failed operation Fast and Furious.


Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Desecha el TEPJF 7 recursos:” The process to “clean” the presidential elections has begun, the upper chamber of the TEPJF rejected seven of the challenges, Ángel Rivera specifically mentions the protests for lacking legitimacy in their denunciations and their lack of signatures…Not everything is going badly for president Felipe Calderón’s government, Pemex informed them that they had a surplus of $11 million 954 thousand…


Trascendió: Felipe Calderón will continue private meetings with various PAN counselors, including those from the DF, Veracruz, and Baja California; they tell us that these meetings are to maintain control of the party and to keep a channel open with Enrique Peña Nieto’s new government…Within the PRD it appears that the only person who is truly looking for evidence to invalidate the election is Andrés Manuel López Obrador since his principal consultants have all left for vacation…While the Secretary of Governance, Alejandro Poiré, was talking about creating a telephone app to denounce IP infringements, his phone started ringing and playing the Superman theme song, he joked that for this song they probably hadn’t paid the author for its rights…


Templo Mayor: The Mexican Department of Defense is in the process of buying a transatlantic aircraft for the use of the President of the Republic, the Department states that the purchase of the aircraft is a matter of national security; The groups within the PRD have agreed to share the coordination in the Senate, House of Representatives and the Legislative Assembly between the three strongest factions; Today the preliminary report of the complaint issued by PAN to the PRI using Monex debit cards to pay for election expenses; Willy Sousa has tried to use his high-profile connections in order to be released.


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