Friday, July 23, 2010

New "social democratic" party in DF

Senator René Arce, aware that his chances of becoming the PRD's mayoral candidate in Mexico City evaporated after the Iztapalapa debacle in 2009, has now declared he will form a new party. Arce's claims that the new party will "not be founded on populism, the returning of favors and clientelism" rings rather hollow given his group's resorting to these very same mechanism's in their former stronghold of Iztapalapa. 

The new party, which apparently will attract a range of former perredistas and members of the now-extint Partido Socialdemócrata, will nonetheless likely serve to hurt the PRD's chances of retaining Mexico City. 

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