The Political Lynching Of Mexico's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Posted on Monday, April 18 at 15:48 by 4Canada
Fox, who was in Rome for the Pope’s funeral the day of the congressional vote, hailed the political lynching as a “shining example to the world of law and order in action in a democracy.” In fact, what it reflects is desperation by two conservative parties so lacking confidence in their own anemic candidates and records of failure that they feel obliged to stage a pre-emptive coup 15 months before the next presidential election. Their problem now will be that Lopez Obrador has consistently led presidential preference polls for the last 18 months and he will not fade away. He is an experienced and charismatic politician who knows how to take advantage of a fight like this. His response to Fox: "I am proud to be accused by those who deceived Mexico, who offered change, and then defrauded the public." full article:http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0416-24.htm

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