Times have changed. Now, those who don’t make a move, aren’t in the picture. Everyone who aspires to succeed Enrique Peña Nieto are — in their own ways — are making an effort, creating their infrastructure, weighing their possibilities and creating their contact networks in an attempt to get the candidacy first, appear on the ballot later and finally receive the most votes in the summer of 2018.
The same thing is happening in the State of Mexico. Those who aspire and yearn are already working toward 2017. We’re talking about Erasto Martínez Rojas, Ana Lilia Herrera Anzaldo, José Manzur, Ernesto Nemer, Luis Videgaray, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, Cruz Juvenal Roa, Raymundo Martínez, Adrián Fuentes, Alfredo Castillo, Laura Barrera, Fortoul, Alfredo del Mazo and Carolina Monroy del Mazo.
Carolina Monroy, the General Secretary of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), niece of former governor Alfredo del Mazo González and cousin of the president, said a few days ago that everyone that dedicates themselves to politics desires to one day be in charge of their state. She said that anyone who denies this aspiration is lying.
The former mayor of Metepec and federal deputy offered an interview minutes before the 192nd Anniversary of the Foundation of the State of Mexico celebration. “All of us who dedicate ourselves to public service, have an interest and anyone who says otherwise is lying. The last 30 years of my life have been dedicated to public service and politics. I love my state dearly. I was born here. This is my land and it is where I have lived all of my life. Now we have to wait for the right time. What I do want to tell you all is that I have prepared my entire life for this moment,” she said.
The former general director the State of Mexico’s Radio and Television System, former director of the State of Mexico Culture Institute, former general director of the State of Mexico Social Security Institute and former state secretary of Economic Development rejected entering into the discussion about if it is time for a woman to govern the state and said that we have overcome this controversy.
Manlio Fabio Beltrones’ companion during the Institutional Revolutionary National Executive Committee revealed herself and knows perfectly well that in order to appear in the photo of 2017, she needs to make a move. And that is exactly what she is doing.
Jounalist, editor and radio broadcaster