Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Green Party on a mission: To block the Mexico State alliances

Mexico State Governor Enrique Peña Nieto, in yet another demonstration of the fear he has of a PAN-PRD coalition, is sending the Green Party (Partido Verde Ecologista de México, PVEM), on a dirty errand  The PVEM will introduce legislation in the Mexico State Congress to change the state's electoral code to make alliances illegal. This is the same Green Party, to recall, that jumped on board with Fox and the PAN in 2000, only to become PRI's ally ever since. One might think this new legislation would thus serve to block PVEM's possibility of running with the PRI, but no: The legislation would "block common candidacies of parties that are of distinct ideologies." That should take care of the PVEM: The party is utterly devoid of any programmatic or ideological backbone

While so hypocritical in nature that it nearly defies belief, it is simply an idiotic proposal: What authority would declare what parties are not compatible? A PRI-PVEM appointed commission? One could, alternatively, leave it to the voters. It's called democracy.

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