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“If Ricardo Monreal wants to join, he will be welcome”: Going through Mexico shelters the presidential aspirations of the senator from Morena

The president of the Political Coordination Board of the Senate, Ricardo Monreal, during a press conference, on September 20, 2022, in Mexico City.Daniel Augusto (Dark Room)

Leaders of the opposition alliance Va por Mexico, made up of the PAN, PRI and PRD, opened their arms to the presidential aspirations of Ricardo Monreal, Morena’s parliamentary coordinator in the Senate. After EL PAIS revealed that Monreal has entered into negotiations with leaders of the alliance in search of the presidential candidacy, the presidents of the PRD, Jesus Zambrano, and the PAN, Marko Cortes, have recognized the approaches and have said that the Zacatecan politician is welcome in the alliance for the 2024 elections. Monreal himself confirmed to this newspaper that in recent weeks he had held talks with the leaders, not only of Va por Mexico, but also of Movimiento Ciudadano (MC), an opposition party that does not form part of the alliance

“If Monreal wants to join, he will be welcome. The amount is necessary,” Cortes told the newspaper Reform. Then, through Twitter, he added: “We celebrate that more and more people want to join the opposition, including some amlopentids [arrepentidos del lopezobradorismo]”. The PAN leader has been reluctant to publicly acknowledge the scope of the negotiations with Monreal. He pointed out that, although he has had conversations with the senator from Morena, these have not been to address the presidential candidacy, and insisted that the PAN has its own cadres to champion the alliance.

The PRD leader, Jesus Zambrano, was clearer regarding the background of the Va por Mexico negotiations with Monreal. “We have told him that for the PRD it is a letter that it values ​​and can put on the table as one of the presidential candidacy proposals for 2024,” he told Reform. The Monreal cycle in Morena is exhausted. Outside of Morena, his place is in the opposition to contribute to the formation of a broad progressive and democratic opposition front,” added the PRD member.

Monreal said on Twitter that the meetings have existed, but that he never reveals his meetings. “I respect all the opposition parties; I will never divide them”, he said. “I do not accept conjectures that seek to divide or leaks that damage political credibility,” he added.

The Zacatecan senator intensified his negotiations with Va por Mexico and MC once the chances of becoming a presidential candidate for his own party, Morena, have been practically canceled, whose leadership has turned to propping up the aspirations of the head of the City Government from Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum. One of the first routes proposed in the talks with the opposition parties is for Monreal to participate in internal selection processes by survey, a method that can guarantee the legitimacy of his application, in case he wins the measurements, according to what he has learned. this journal.

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