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The leaders of Mexico’s three leading opposition parties — the centralist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the conservative National Action Party (PAN) and the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) — announced late Tuesday, Nov. 10, that they would join forces behind the Sí por México (Yes, for Mexico) movement in order to back candidates that could win out against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s left-leaning majority party, the National Renovation Movement (Morena).

During a National Citizen Convention of Sí por México — which is spearheaded by businessmen Claudio X. González Guajardo and Gustavo de Hoyos Walther — PAN President Marko Cortés, PRI President Alejandro Moreno and PRD President Jesús Zambrano all said that they would work together to choose unity candidates for the midterm 2021 elections in the hopes of upending Morena’s current majority in the country’s lower house Chamber of Deputies.

“We must bring an end to the Morena tyranny,” said the PAN’s Cortés.

“We who are here, despite our very clear differences in political ideologies and perceptions, have realized that we must generate an authentic social awakening in Mexico, so that a free-thinking society can overturn Morena’s majority in the Chamber of Deputies and we can all help to redirect national economic, social and security polices.”

The PRI’s Moreno added that “a successful opposition is not that which makes the most noise, nor conducts the most protests.”

“A successful opposition is one that wins elections, as evidenced earlier this year in the states of Coahuila and Hidalgo (where the PRI walked away with resounding victories on Oct. 18).”

The PRD’s Zambrano likewise endorsed the Sí por México coalition, saying that it was important for all opposition members to align in order to avoid “any further social and political degradation of the country” by Morena.

…Nov. 12, 2020

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