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Weekly Report - 07 March 2019 (WR-19-09)

MEXICO: Morena accused of provoking political discord

Mexico’s opposition parties are complaining that members of the ruling leftist Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) have been sowing political division by jeering and insulting opposition figures during official public events. While the Morena leadership and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador have denied giving orders to this effect and have repudiated these incidents, they have nonetheless added to the sense that Morena treats its political opponents with a lack of respect, which could make the oft-necessary cooperation across party lines more difficult.

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