Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the president who has advanced the succession the most in the last 50 years.
Of the eight that I have had to cover so far, the first was that of Luis Echeverría in October 1969, that of José Antonio Meade, in 2017, I had never witnessed so much advancement.
In September 1975, Echeverría uncovered José López Portillo and in October 1981, he uncovered Miguel de La Madrid, who in October 1987 screened Carlos Salinas, who in November 1993 launched Luis Donaldo Colosio, murdered four months later, on March 23, 1994, for which he had to turn to Ernesto Zedillo, who in November 1999 set up a catwalk for Francisco Labastida to leave. Vicente Fox could not make a candidate for Santiago Creel, Felipe Calderón beat him in a national primary in 2005. Calderón could not overcome the tragic death of Juan Camilo Mouriño, his project, on November 4, 2008, and thus arrived without a decision to 2011, when Josefina Vázquez Mota was stronger than her bet, Ernesto Cordero. Enrique Peña Nieto lost his attention and time and that is why he took the candidacy of José Antonio Meade badly and late in November 2017.
With López Obrador, with whom everything is different, it has also been in the times of the succession, which he gave the flag to before completing half of his government, clearly letting his preference for Claudia Sheinbaum be felt, to which he added to other names on his list of candidates.
In this exercise, the President places and removes names, plays with them, plays with us and seeks to distract us from the seriousness, which is not his presidential succession, in two years.
And by advancing the succession, it moves re-election away.
1. ORDER. I can’t believe that the Alemán family has arrest warrants for tax evasion from Interjet for 70 million pesos. The airline’s debts exceed 4 billion pesos. But the case already falls on Miguel Alemán Velasco and Miguel Alemán Magnani. What I never thought I would see. The answer is missing;
2. CHALLENGE. Finally, the reelected deputy of the PT, Mauricio Toledo, will not free it. On Sunday, the Investigative Section meets, chaired by Pablo Gómez, who will already have the vote in favor of the PRI Claudia Pastor, who said she abstained last week, and thus Toledo will be outraged for illicit enrichment and the poblano Saúl Huerta for violation and child abuse; Y
3. GASERA. The President confirmed the creation of Gas Bienestar to sell it cheap. The point is that in six months the price of gas has risen from 20 pesos per kilo in December to 24.30 in June. And if we go back, that same kilo of gas cost 17 pesos in June 2019. The challenge is how to sell cheaply if the price is high and without subsidies. It’s for a task. _
See you on Tuesday, but privately