Monday, March 7, 2011

Michoacán politics: New leader for state PRD elected with "consensus"

Given that Fabiola Alanís Sámano stepped down in order to compete for the PRD's gubernatorial candidacy,  the state council of the PRD's Michoacán branch voted to elect national deputy Víctor Báez Ceja its new president. Báez represents the internal group Movimiento de Unidad Cardenista founded by Michoacán's current governor, Leonel Godoy, and was as such very much the "chosen one."

The outgoing president Fabiola Alanís Sámano is considered an ardent supporter of AMLO, but it is far from clear that she has the backing of Godoy to be his successor as governor. 

Other strong candidates: Antonio Soto Sánchez, Enrique Bautista, and Raúl Morón Orozco. I personally could think of no better candidate than Antonio Soto.

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