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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Not a good sign of things to come

As the time nears for the swearing in of Mexico's new President, the PAN's Felipe Calderon, the situation is not looking good. Earlier this month, the PRD's Lopez Obrador had himself sworn in as President in an unofficial ceremony. Yesterday, a small fight broke out in the Congress (for the leftist version of events) when members of the PRD tried to take control of the dais and the PAN stepped in to stop them. This is not the first time there's been a tussle in the Congress, though I can't find the link to my earlier post about another shoving match that occurred during the desafuero period.


And now, in a display of.... what? determination? stubbornness? Members of each party are planning on camping out on the dais until the swearing in.

posted by Michelle @ 11:08 AM,


At 11/29/2006 3:50 PM, Blogger Greg said...

All of it going on under the "La Patria es primero" sign. These men in business suits taking naps on the dais, and this is what's best for la Patria? What a weird scene.

At 11/29/2006 8:54 PM, Blogger HispanicPundit said...

Lefties are all the same, whether in the United States or in Mexico, they always feel entitled to the position, and as such, they have a hard time letting go when they lose. This whole mess reminds me of this post.

At 11/29/2006 9:05 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Good eye, Greg.

Pundit, Though I don't approve of the behavior of the PRD, I do think they had some cause to complain about IFE's permissiveness with the 3rd party ads. Unfortunately, the party didn't make those complaints early enough. And crying over spilled milk after the fact is just poor form. So, I agree with you that now they're behaving like spoiled sports (or perhaps behaving like they believe their 'base' would want, though I suspect that some of the protests/behavior of the PRD/its supporters are more likely to alienate parts of the base).


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