MEXICO CITY.- The still coordinator of senators from Brunette, Ricardo Monrealseems to be getting closer to breaking with the party, since he is already negotiating his possible presidential candidacy for 2024 with the opposition bloc: Goes through Mexicoalliance formed by PAN, PRI and PRD.
As you mention The countrythe Zacatecan has been making efforts in recent weeks to bring the coalition to Citizen movementtrying to unify the opposition for the 2024 presidential elections, as confirmed by three leaders who have been part of said negotiations.
Once Monreal saw his chances with Morena to reach the presidency practically null, since he has noticed the resounding inclination of the party towards the aspirations of the head of Government of the Cdmx, Claudia Sheinbaumwas that the dialogue began.
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Meetings with the other leaders
Monreal has acknowledged his meetings with opposition party leaders, stating that his work as a legislator requires him to build agreements:
I am not ashamed or ashamed to meet with opponents,” he told The country.
Likewise, the senator mentioned that in December he will make a decision on whether or not to continue in Morena, one of the requirements for his departure being that MC accept the union with Va por México.
The leaders with whom Monreal has met are Marko Cortes (BREAD), Alejandro “Alito” Moreno (PRI), Jesus Zambrano (PRD), and dante delgado (MC). However, the legislator has made it clear that he does not intend to “jump into the void” in the event that the four opposition parties do not unite, sources revealed.
Although MC has not accepted the collaboration with Va por México, it has shown openness to Monreal’s proposal, mainly because in 2018 it formed a coalition with the PAN and the PRD, Ricardo Anaya being its candidate.
Internal surveys to measure popularity
Trying to strengthen their negotiations, Monreal expressed his willingness to submit to a internal selection process by surveys to measure his popularity with the prospects of the other parties.
For this, the PAN profiled the deputy Santiago Creel, to the governor of Chihuahua, Maria Eugenia Camposand the governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Villa.
The PRI, on the other hand, has encouraged Senator Beatrice Paredesto the former Secretary of Tourism, Miguel de la Madridalready the senator Claudia Ruiz Massieu.
Citizen Movement to the Governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaroand the mayor of Monterrey, Luis Donaldo Colosio Riojas.
According to some sources, Monreal has a great chance of winning these measurements due to his trajectory 30 years in politics.
Conflicts with Morena
Due to the negotiations between Monreal and Va por México, they have developed disagreements increasingly frequent between him and supporters of Morena, including Mario Delgadonational leader, and the spokesman for President López Obrador, Jesus Ramirez.
The same way, Layda Sansoresgovernor of Campeche, has positioned herself against Monreal in her program Jaguar Tuesdayin which negotiations that the senator had with Alito Moreno in 2020 were displayed.
Despite the fact that Monreal was satisfied with the coordination of the party in the Senate since the beginning of the conflicts with Sheinbaum in 2017, after Lopez Obrador intervene directly asking him to be patient when he threatened to leave the party, the Zacatecan has seen that the president omits to recognize his aspirations to the presidency.
In this distance with AMLOMonreal confirmed his absence in the march convened by the president of Mexico next Sunday to demonstrate the popular support to your government.
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