Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas plans new leftist party

The founder of the PRD, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, said he was planning on creating a new leftist party dedicated to implementing the structural reforms that Mexico urgently requires.  Cárdenas said:

The governments of the right administer what they’ve inherited, and they expect that the market and private initiative will solve everything. The progressive and leftist forces, shipwrecked by a profound crisis in their leadership, have been unable to build an alternative policy proposal to the official line and the consensus that will build and lead a Mexico that is for everyone.”

The new movement, which does not yet have a name, is reportedly being built around a 12 point agenda that is being circulated among political figures on the left. Prominent leftist figures, such as former Mexico City mayor Rosario Robles and former Senator René Arce, spoke positively of the Cárdenas project, while declining to say they would join the movement. (Excelsior 2/9, 2/10)

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