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Weekly Report - 24 January 2019 (WR-19-03)

Mexico’s PRI and Morena unlikely bedfellows

Mexico’s Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), which endured an electoral humbling last July, losing the presidency and more than three quarters of its seats in congress, has played a crucial role in domestic politics in recent days. Without the congressional support of the PRI, the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador would not have garnered sufficient support in the federal lower chamber of congress on 17 January to approve a constitutional reform establishing a national guard. The ruling Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) also needed PRI support to appoint a new attorney general the following day in the federal senate.

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