AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 8/31/12

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


Templo Mayor: The Electoral Tribunal has rejected the presidential vote challenge and all that is left to do now is for the tribunal to declare Enrique Peña Nieto the legal president-elect of Mexico; Many are wondering how Felipe Calderón will be remembered once his term comes to an end, during his campaign he promised to the “President of employment,” right now he is known more as the “President of the drug war” and according to his final ads he is leaving as “President of health”; There are three months left before the end of the presidential term and few have noticed that the depuration and certification of all  police officers and agents of the Attorney general expires January 2013.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “El nuevo camino de AMLO”:  Now that Electoral Tribunal will declare Enrique Peña Nieto president-elect Andres Manuel López Obrador has decided that he will continue his own projects and have little presence among the PRD; After coming under fire for leaving the country without telling the deputies, Jalisco Governor Emilio González Márquez declared that he does not need the deputies permission;  It is reassured that National PAN leader, Gustavo Madero is promoting the action of removing Ernesto Cordero as coordinator of PAN deputies in the upper chamber as soon as Calderón leaves office.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Entre la protesta y el diálogo:” In any moment Enrique Peña Nieto will be declared the official president-elect of Mexico, since the TEPFJ has ruled that the PRD’s fraud allegations are not valid.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “El presidente Peña:”  The PRI will return to Los Pinos after 12 years, but nobody thinks that they will be able to return to their old way of governing.  When Fernández Menéndez interviewed ex-president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Salinas said that the political surroundings of the presidency had changed and that consequently the way the president governed had to change as well because he was no longer absolute.  This changed under Fox, who some say was a more decorative figure than president, and again under Calderón.  He does not know how Peña will govern but says that it is time for him to start showing what sort of a president he will be, and says that he will have greater leeway when governing because unlike Calderón his party has a majority of the governorships and a relative majority in the Congress. However he will be unable to return to the PRI of old because there are more checks on the government and because the Congress and the governors have found their ability to exert power.


Trascendió: Hours before the TEPJF formally announces that they have rejected the PRD’s allegations, Monreal and other leaders in the PRD prepare their response, the PRI is hoping that the unanimous TEPJF vote will prevent the left from protesting Peña Nieto in the Chamber of Deputies…Apparently the Spanish and Cuban embassies will change their embassadors with the arrival of the PRI.



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