Times change; nowadays those who don’t move, don’t appear in the photo. Everyone who aspires to succeeding Enrique Peña Nieto is making — in their own way — an effort, creating their infrastructure, measuring their possibilities and creating their network of contacts to get the nomination first, appear on the ballots, and finally, reap the highest number of votes in the summer of 2018.
Some are waiting to be fingered for the candidacy, others are waiting for a new era, others are fully campaigning, although the electoral calendar is still far away. But no one can deny that the presedential succession begins when the President of the Republic lowers his arm, after saying “I pledge myself to this.”
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Miguel Ángel Mancera, Aurelio Nuño, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Margarita Zavala, Eruviel Ávila, El Bronco, Manlio Fabio Beltrones, Ivonne Ortega, Luis Videgaray, Rafael Moreno Valle, Manuel Velasco, Ricardo Anaya, Graco Ramírez, José Antonio Meade, Jorge Castañeda y José Calzada are in the race thus far.
Perhaps more will declare, but surely from this list, this political marathon, the person who will receive the tricolor flag from the hands of the president from the State of Mexico.
The last 30 years of my life have been dedicated to public and political life. I love my state deeply. I was born here, this is my land and it’s the place I want to live my whole life.”
-Carolina Monroy. Secretariat General of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
It will go down in the same way in the State of Mexico. Those that aspire and yearn are already working on 2017. This applies to 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 y Carolina Monroy del Mazo.
The Secretariat General of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, niece of ex governor Alfredo del Mazo González and cousin of the president, said a few days ago that like those who dedicate themselves to the political life, that would like to some day lead her home state, and said anyone who’d say differently is lying.
The ex-president of Metepec, and federal representative, offered an interview minutes before the ceremony for the 192nd anniversary of the founding of the State of Mexico, and opened up: “Of course; everyone involved in political life have an interest, and any that says they don’t is telling you a lie. The last 30 years of my life have been dedicated to public and political life. I love my state deeply. I was born here, this is my land and it’s the place I want to live my whole life. Now we’ll have to wait; what I do want to say is that Carolina Monroy has prepared her entire life for this moment,” she finished.