Mexico Opposition Leader Resigns for 2018 Presidential Bid

12/09/2017 Bloomberg

Photographer: Agustin Salinas/GDA via AP Photo

The leader of Mexico’s largest opposition group is stepping down from his post to prepare for a presidential run under a left-right coalition that’s looking to dislodge the ruling party from power.

Ricardo Anaya’s resignation as party president, effective this weekend, is the first step to seeking the nomination from his National Action Party (PAN) to run in 2018 against the party of President Enrique Pena Nieto.

His decision was confirmed by Santiago Creel, president of PAN’s national election commission, and Juan Adame, regional coordinator of PAN’s national executive committee. Anaya said in a Twitter message that he’s stepping down and will inform the public on Sunday of his plans.

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