Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be the left's 2012 candidate

The results of the poll were finally made public this morning: Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be the candidate of the PRD, PT and MC for the 2012 election.

The PRD will in 2012 be a party with a 23-year history, yet merely two presidential candidates.

I truly hope I am mistaken, but as far as I can see, this all but assures that the next president of Mexico will be  Enrique Peña Nieto, and that the PRI will return to Los Pinos.


  1. I follow your blog with interest. How much of a surprise is this? Especially that the PRD appears to be fielding a united front with Ebrard and Cardenas aboard?

  2. Well, many of us did believe that Ebrard would be able to get the nomination, given his very effective running of Mexico City, which has moreover been the trampoline for both Cárdenas and AMLO to the presidency... but in essence, I think you are perfectly right to ask the question: Is this really a surprise. Thanks for reading!