Gerardo Fernández Noroña is for many the face of the most radical, intransigent sectors of the Mexican left, improbably elected federal deputy in 2009 for the North Korea-praising Workers Party (PT), but before that a long-time radical as head of a social movement-based group within the PRD.
His antics both in the PRD, which he left in 2008, and as a deputy are many (he once threw himself around he feet of president Ernesto Zedillo and refused to let go), but he is perhaps most known as an ardent defender of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and a proponent of the "fraud" claim of 2006.
Now the cliché is served on a silver platter: más papista que el Papa, more catholic than the pope:
In response to AMLO's recent declaration that he has "forgiven" Felipe Calderón, for 2006, Noroña (as he is most commonly known), now threatening to break with AMLO unless he explains what he means by that - is it a recognition of Calderón's legitimacy as president? - and demanding that he show congruence and firmness. Yes, AMLO is not radical enough for his political children.
AMLO being accused of going soft on Calderón, by one of his own - it is hard to know what historical analogy to pick given the range of options.
Let's for now stick with the French one: Noroña, the Jacobin. I am not even the slightest surprised.