Templo Mayor: Jesús Murillo Karam will have his first “trial by fire” with the approval of labor reform; he already needs to figure out how to guarantee legislator’s access to the Chamber tomorrow since a “cordon” of protestors is being planned so as to block their access, this doesn’t even include the difficulties he’ll have with within the hall, and within his own party…People say that Rosario Robles is in Enrique Peña Nieto’s team because of an “un-namable” recommendation, which everybody knows hints at Carlos Salinas de Gortari…Many people in the PAN ask, where is Josefina Vázquez Mota? Although some hinted at a split between her and other members of her party, the truth is that she has had to stay home because she recently had eye surgery.
Bajo Reserva, “La Suplente de Lujambio:” The Senator who will probably take the recently deceased Alonso Lujambio’s place will be Patricia Flores, who used to work in Los Pinos…Various events are being planned in the coming weeks to honor the memory of Lujambio by the PAN and the SEP…Can you believe that the Mexican and US President’s call each other by their first name in private? President Calderon recently revealed this detail in New York… Manlio Fabio Beltrones (PRI) is negotiating with Luis Alberto Villarreal (PAN) and Silvano Aureoles (PRD) over who will lead the nation’s Defense commissions in the coming administration.
Trascendió: The offensive against General Óscar Naranjo is viewed by the Peña Nieto team as “regrettable” but they assure that the allegations are unfounded…At the end of January Peña will attend the meeting of heads of state of the Economic Commission in Latin America and the Caribbean with the EU, which means that he will not be going to Davos, this trip will entail a new trip around Latin America…
Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Contra la chiquillada:” Yesterday, 18 initiatives were presented in the Chamber of Deputies regarding education, employment, elections, food, social security, the economy, electricity, transparency and access to public information. The PAN delegation, led by Fernando Rodriguez Doval, proposed to raise the minimum amount of votes political parties need to maintain their party registration to 4%. Currently, the minimum is 2%, but for some parties (“the kids”), it is difficult to get over 2%, and they already need to form alliances to preserve their registration…The PRD delegation presented another proposal to establish a second round in presidential elections if no candidate has an absolute majority.