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Sunday, June 25, 2006

An ugly close to the Mexican presidential campaigns

Lopez Obrador called Calderon's camp "traffickers in influence," and Calderon accused Lopez Obrador of supporting "los malosos" in the northern state of Tamaulipas.

The final stop on AMLO's campaign.

Madrazo was just trying to minimize the defections from his campaign, following the announcement by the CROC last week that it would urge its workers to vote for Lopez Obrador. The CROC has been one of a handful of faithful PRI-affiliated unions since the 1930s. Its leader defended the decision to support the PRD by claiming it was trying to stop the right and saying it had nothing against Madrazo personally. In response, the CTM, the largest of the PRI-affiliated confederations (but still withered compared to its heyday in the 50s-70s) threw Madrazo a final campaign event.

Tomorrow, two of the three largest members of the largest independent labor confederation are expected to reiterate their support for AMLO. They are the social security workers' union and the union of the national university in Mexico City.

posted by Michelle @ 9:14 AM,


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