MEXICO Elections: RULING PARTY “Debacle”: Reuters

The title of a recently released Reuters article is “Analysis: Mexico RULING party seeks new direction after election DEBACLE” (Web-site/URL: Latest NEGATIVE word: “debacle”.

“Mexico’s CONSERVATIVE National Action Party (PAN) made history when it SWEPT TO power in 2000, ending 71 years of one-party rule. But it now FACES AN IDENTITY CRISIS after a PUNISHING presidential election defeat“. Latest NEGATIVE word and phrase: “punishing” and “faces an identity crisis”.

“Josefina Vazquez Mota, the PAN’s candidate, came in a DISTANT third with just 25.4 percent of the vote on July 1 (2012), and the party will have FAR FEWER seats in Congress”.

According to Eugenio Elorduy, “a former governor of Baja California state”, “We need a SELF-analysis, an INTERNAL analysis to put us back on track” instead of RUSHING to BLAME others. Of coursewe know how problematic it is when people “are afraid (that) we will BLAME or CRITICIZE them” (Web-site/URL:, because when people “are afraid (that) we will BLAME or CRITICIZE them”, they tend to become DEFENSIVE, a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL:

According to Eric Farnsworth of the Washington-based Council of the Americas, “The fundamental question facing the PAN is whether they pursue an agenda NO MATTER WHO GETS CREDIT FOR IT or whether they pursue PARTY BUILDING. IT IS DIFFICULT TO DO BOTH obviously.

According to Vazquez Mota’s campaign manager Roberto Gil Zuarth, “who is set to enter the Senate”, WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT in terms of ENERGY reform, WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT in terms of TAX reforms and EDUCATION reforms. We presented those initiatives in Congress and THEY WERE BLOCKED by the PRI OVER AND OVER AGAIN“, the latest example of BLAMING and CRITICIZING (Web-site/URL:  Let’s also note “campaign manager…who is set to enter the Senate”, because this should remind us of former White House Chief of Staff RAHM EMANUEL, who is now Mayor of Chicago (so much for the assumption that public servants AREN’T supposed to have any personal political ambitions). “THERE WILL, OF COURSE, BE DIALOGUE, BUT WE WILL HAVE OUR OWN AGENDA obviously. “One of the IMMEDIATE items on that agenda is ESTABLISHING ELECTORAL REFORMS TO END CAMPAIGN FINANCING THAT IS OUTSIDE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE LAW“, as if ANY POLITICIAN has EVER DONE ANYTHING “immediately” or has NEVER done ANYTHING “outside the boundaries of the law”.

According to high school teacher Sergio Francisco Javier, “Just like the PRI blocked Calderon’s proposals, the PAN will LIKELY (?) block the PRI, for REVENGE“, which, as we know, is an “Ambassador of Doom” (Web-site/URL:

“Octavio Aguilar, a member of Vazquez Mota’s campaign team, has COMPLAINED that Calderon and key members of his government did little or nothing to help Vazquez Mota after she won the party’s nomination”. “he told news website Reporte Indigo“Josefina was BETRAYED“, as if POLITICIANS “betraying”people is a surprise.

“A month before the election (June 1, 2012), the mustachioed and outspoken former president (Vicente Fox), who has largely retired to his ranch in the central state of Guanajuato, said Mexicans should RALLY AROUND the winner, implying Pena Nieto was far in the lead.

“Earlier in the campaign, he (Fox) said it would take a “miracle” for Vazquez Mota to win” and right on queueVasquez-Mota DID NOT “win”.

According to PAN senator Adriana Gonzalez, 37, “who is going to the lower house of Congress”, “Fox, for us, WAS SUCH A SIGNIFICANT FIGURE, he MARKED a generation, PAST tense. “To know that he went over to the other side is HEARTBREAKING“, but NOT surprising. POLITICIANS betraying people IS NOT news anymore.

“PAN leaders have been mulling whether to kick Fox out of the party for his comments”.

Finally, “Juan Ignacio Zavala, the brother of first lady Margarita Zavala, (told) El Financiero newspaper”, “Judas of Guanajuato, that’s what the PAN is calling him (Fox) nowHE PULLED THE RUG OUT from underneath the party’s base”.

To conclude, let’s return once again to the title: “Analysis: Mexico RULING party seeks new direction after election DEBACLE. We’ve seen similar events in TAIWAN, where MA YING-JEOU of the KMT won the presidential race, but the opposition DEMOCRATIC PROGRESSIVE PARTY (DPP) won the majority of seats in the legislature/parliament and in THE UNITED STATES, where REPUBLICANS LOST control of BOTH the House AND the Senate during the latter part of GEORGE W. BUSH‘s tenure (2006) and DEMOCRATS lost control of THE HOUSE within the first 2 years of PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA‘s tenure (2010).


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