Presidential hopeful, and the PRD’s presidential candidate in 2006, Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the PRD leadership has lost its course and that there is a division in the party over alliances with the PAN.
He adds that the party has made electoral alliances with the PAN, without taking into consideration its party faithful: “these alliances go against our principles and our dignity.”
From the Mexico Institute: The leftist party negotiated electoral alliances with the PAN to win three gubernatorial elections this summer- Oaxaca, Puebla and Sinaloa- and many in the party seem to be interested in future alliances. The alliances have gotten the PRI’s attention; in response to the electoral success, the PRI-majority in the State of Mexico Congress has approved legislation to prevent alliances in next summer’s gubernatorial election in that state. The legislation will be contested on constitutional grounds.