PAN party president Germán Martínez announced his resignation today, in the first fallout from the party’s poor performance in the mid-term elections. In a press conference a few hours after meeting with President Felipe Calderón, Martínez said:
I assume completely the responsibility that the national party president has for all and every one of the results. I am convinced that in politics one must accept the consequences of his own actions. My oversight did not achieve that the generous efforts of so many panistas hoped for.
He called for a meeting of the party’s National Council within the next 30 days to elect a successor. (Reforma 7/6)