November 14, 2008

AS W LEAVES, EVEN THE LEFT IS RIGHT:

Mexican Court Rules Moderate To Head Leftist Party (Javno, November 13, 2008)

A moderate ex-senator was named head of Mexico's embattled left-wing opposition party on Wednesday, in a blow to firebrand former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

The country's top electoral court ruled that former Sen. Jesus Ortega won a highly contested vote to lead the Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, after bickering over the result left it leaderless for most of this year.

Ortega comes from the faction of the PRD most likely to negotiate with President Felipe Calderon's conservative National Action Party, or PAN, in the divided Congress.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 14, 2008 7:11 AM
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