[Marxism] The Mexican PRI Dedazo Knocks Out Yet Another Leading Candidate for 2006
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Tue Jul 13 20:26:19 MDT 2004
Recent developments in Mexico should clear away any doubts about who rules
the country. This excremental AP reporting below comically even refers to
the New York Times as having urged Fox's wife not to run! Why certainly!
Marta Sahagun would have thrown a monkey wrench into all the brokered deals
to put Fox in for 6 years to camoflage the continued PRI dominance of
Mexican politics. And the main component of that wheeling and dealing was
that the Mexican presidency must be returned to the PRI in 2006. The US
guarantees it, otherwise all hell breaks out. Mexico is still a top-down
dictatorship with only a thin veneer of 2-party game playing. It's much
like the American 'System'.
Mexico's First Lady Rules Out Candidacy
Tue Jul 13, 6:05 AM ET
By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer
MEXICO CITY - Mexicans expressed relief as first lady Marta Sahagun finally
ruled out a run for the presidency, putting an end to speculation that
divided her party and hurt her husband's already struggling administration.
President Vicente Fox had already nixed her candidacy; The New York Times
had urged Sahagun to bow out in an editorial; but Sahagun herself had
delayed making any announcement until Monday, when she said the magic words:
I won't run.
Many took her words as a boon to a country barely used to full democracy and
fearful of family dynasties and financial scandals, precisely the kind of
fears that Sahagun's political ambitions stirred up.
"This should calm the political waters, and strengthen Fox's leadership,"
said Hugo Valdemar Romero, spokesman for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
The leftist Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, one of the harshest critics
of the first couple, welcomed her statement.
"We think this is a very good statement," said PRD President Leonel Godoy.
"Let's hope she keeps her word."
And leading members of Fox's own National Action Party who saw Sahagun's
potential candidacy as unfair competition for their own presidential hopes
were especially happy.
"I think this is something very good," said Interior Secretary Santiago
Creel, himself mentioned as a possible candidate. "The truth can only
strengthen a democratic system."
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