Morena closed 2020 with some ‘wounds and scars’ after going through the renewal of its national leadership and the election of its candidates for governor for the electoral contest of 2021.
In the middle of the health contingency due to Covid-19, Morena renewed his national leadership in a process that was postponed since 2019.
Several months of bickering went by between the candidates for the national presidency of the party such as Yeidckol Polevnsky, Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, Alejandro Rojas Díaz Durán, Gibrán Ramírez and Mario Delgado Carrillo.
Finally, the militancy decided in a survey that the candidates who would contest the national presidency of Morena would be Mario Delgado and Porfirío Muñoz Ledo.
During the final stretch to reach the national presidency of Morena, Muñoz Ledo and Delgado Carrillo They kept making accusations of each other.
Porfirio Muñoz Ledo accused the existence of telephone calls from the Grupo Ciudadanos Amigos de Mario Delgado to Morena, through which the aim was to position the legislator.
For his part, Mario Delgado accused Muñoz Ledo of wanting use the party to remove from power to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Finally in October of this year, Mario Delgado was the winner in a third survey in which he obtained 58.6% of the preferences and thus prevailed over his rival, Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, who reached only 41.4%, according to data released by the National Electoral Institute (INE).
Despite the result, Muñoz Ledo proclaimed himself the new national president of Morena and called for an ‘extraordinary’ protest at the party’s headquarters, a site that was also the campaign house of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in 2018.
“They have not beaten us, in any way. In us, all the militancy, resides the final decision. I invite you to express yourself, that they reject the purchase of the policy for the money “, completed through a brief message broadcast on their social networks.
His call was echoed, but ended in the cancellation of his taking of protest because a group of women demonstrated outside the headquarters of the political party and denounced Muñoz Ledo for alleged harassment.
They define alliances towards 2021
Once the issue of national diligence was resolved, Mario Delgado had to face the next step, which was to define the party’s course towards the 2021 elections.
In December 2020 and after intense negotiations, Morena – PT and PVEM, managed to establish the alliance Together We Make History.
Additionally, Morena signed an electoral participation agreement in more than 20 states, with the National Political Grouping (APN).
“I don’t get involved in that,” says AMLO about alliance
When questioned if the coalition between Morena, the Labor Party and the Green Party shares ideals, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador replied that he does not want to get into that, in addition, it does not correspond.
“I don’t get into it, I have talked about how, at the end of the day, the parties that dominated the country for a long time had an owner. There is a group, it continues to exist, dwindled, not economically but politically, because they were the ones in charge and this is no longer the case in the country.
Morena aspiring governors ignore healthy distance
On December 4, the registration of candidates for the 15 governorships for the 2021 elections began, but they ignored the protocols and the healthy distance despite the fact that in Mexico City there was a rebound in Covid-19 cases.
HE UNIVERSAL documented that from an early hour, the door of Morena’s office opened to receive the applicants, most of whom came with supporters to throw cheers.
Today we begin the registration of the candidates for the governorships of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Colima, Guerrero, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí and Sonora. In #Brunette the doors are open to everyone’s political participation. pic.twitter.com/XnEWy51Sza
– Mario Delgado (@mario_delgado) December 4, 2020
Nestora Salagado, Rubén Cayetano and Pablo Amílcar Sandoval Ballesteros, brother of Irma Eréndira Sandoval, secretary of the Public Function, came to register for the Guerrero governorship.
Francisca Reséndiz also attended to register as a candidate for the candidacy for the government of San Luis Potosí. Alfonso Durazo, former Secretary of Security, arrived as a candidate for the governorship of Sonora.
Claudia Yáñez resigns from Morena
In the days after the registration, several controversies began to arise over the candidacies. Such was the case with Claudia Yanez, a candidate for governor of Colima, who resigned from Morena.
The federal deputy accused that Mario Delgado sought to impose superdelegates as candidates for governor.
Yáñez also accused the National Elections Commission and the Morena Polls Commission of trampling the rights of party members in a disloyal and disgraceful manner.
In a letter, he indicated that it was “inadmissible that, due to obscure interests and previous dome agreements, they imposed super-delegates as candidates, some accused of corruption, despite being ineligible, in an unequal competition, mounting that farce in which they are being trampling our rights ”.
It should be noted that in Colima, Indira Vizcaíno, a licensed federal deputy and coordinator of social programs in that state, was the winner in the state survey.
The controversy over the candidacy of Félix Salgado Macedonio
Meanwhile, for the election of Guerrero, a few days ago it was announced that Morena would postpone the election of your candidate in that entity.
On December 17, at Morena’s headquarters in Mexico City, 15 applicants for Morena’s candidacy for Guerrero gathered.
According to some sources, Pablo Amílcar Sandoval would be the candidate, but the Senator Félix Salgado Macedonio prevented it.
Both applicants, who are the strongest, arrived with their teams of supporters.
When Mario Delgado tried to make the name known, Salgado Macedonio’s companions shouted “fraud”.
Finally, two weeks later, Félix Salgado Macedonio was selected for the contest in Guerrero, who assured that Guerrero has been a historically injured state that needs the so-called fourth transformation to arrive, and promised to continue with the policy promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador .
“Thank the trust they have placed in our person to raise the postulates of Morena in Guerrero, which is not to steal, not betray, and continue with the policy of our president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The arrival of the fourth transformation in Guerrero is necessary. “
In this regard, the academic John Ackerman called the designation “a historic break” for the Fourth Transformation and affirmed that this party is getting closer and closer to “the sad denouement of the PRD.”
“It was a strictly political decision where a deeply questioned profile was privileged,” he said on his social networks.
— John M. Ackerman (@JohnMAckerman) December 31, 2020
“It was a robbery” to designate Rocha Moya for Sinaloa
Also, in the case of the candidacy in Sinaloa, the conflict arose, since Gerardo Vargas Landeros, who was a candidate for that state, challenged Mario Delgado to show the polls where the senator’s “cheating” designation is positioned. Rubén Rocha Moya, also a candidate for this position.
Through his Twitter account, Vargas Landeros specified in his messages that sand they broke all the principles of the game and a robbery was committed against the Sinaloans, when the nomination for Rocha Moya was appointed without the support of the people.
1/3 Breaking the principles of @PartidoMorenaMx @mario_delgado committed a robbery of the Sinaloans by designating @rochamoya_ without the support of the people who gave me the 1st. place in all national surveys. @m_ebrard @JScherer_Ibarra @CitlaHM @RicardoMonrealA @A_Encinas_R
– Gerardo Vargas (@GVargasLanderos) December 31, 2020
Lack to define candidacy in San Luis Potosí
For now Morena’s candidacy in San Luis Potosí remains to be defined, same as It is expected to be a woman according to Mario Delgado.
In November, the alliance agreed between Morena and the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico (PVEM) to go together in that state fell when the Morenoist National Council announced that his membership rejected a possible candidacy green federal deputy governor Ricardo Gallardo.
While it is being defined, we share with you the rest of the candidacies for governor that Morena has already defined.
Baja California: Marina del Pilar Ávila
Baja California Sur: Víctor Castro Cossío
Campeche: Layda Sansores
Chihuahua: Carlos Loera de la Rosa
Colima Indira Vizcaíno
Warrior: Félix Salgado Macedonio
Michoacán: Raúl Morón
Nayarit: Miguel Ángel Navarro
Nuevo Leon Clara Luz Flores
Queretaro Celia Maya Garcia
San Luis Potosí: Still to be defined, Mario Delgado announced that she will be a woman
Sinaloa: Rubén Rocha
Sonora: Alfonso Durazo
Tlaxcala: Lorena Cuellar
Zacatecas: David Monreal
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