Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Michoacán: Battle to be PAN's nominee likely to get nasty

Luisa María Calderón Hinojosa, or "Cocoa," is the sister of President Felipe Calderón. Quite controversially, she now seeks to become PAN's nominee for the 2011 gubernatorial contest, the last state election ahead of the 2012 presidential elections.

The controversy may be obvious: As the president's sister, "Cocoa" will almost by default have accusations launched that the president is loading the dice in her favor. She admitted there will be "tension" in the fight over the nomination, but rejected any dirty play. Her main opponent is Marko Cortés Mendoza, who is suggesting a dirty campaign is already being waged, but rejects to step down from seeking the nomination even if Calderón asks him.

Things are likely to heat up in PAN Michoacán.

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