That didn’t take long

Ah, Mexico, so far from god, so far from a decent political system. The new and heralded reform-minded “Pacto por Mexico” is on hold as opposition parties rage about the political corruption of the PRI.

Hard to imagine why they are surprised. To paraphrase Chris Rock, the PRI didn’t go crazy, the PRI went PRI.

Anyway, recordings of PRI officials in Veracruz brainstorming about how to use a social program to capture votes has the government cancelling Pacto events, delaying new legislation, and backpedaling on the viability of the relevant cabinet officer.

And the finance minister / Svengali / brains of the operation is on TV saying it will all blow over in a few days.

And maybe it will for now, but Mexico will never get where it wants to go while the PRI exists as a major political force.

 

 

3 thoughts on “That didn’t take long

  1. That really sucks. They couldn’t even get the anti-trust legislation passed before the Pact broke up!

    And maybe it will for now, but Mexico will never get where it wants to go while the PRI exists as a major political force.

    I’m at a loss as to what ideological niche it fills. The PAN is obviously pro-business, pro-conservative, pro-law-and-order, while the PRD represented a collection of leftists and social democrats. But what is the PRI? They just seem to exist to govern.

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