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Weekly Report - 25 June 2020 (WR-20-25)

MEXICO: Morena consumed by infighting

When Senator Lilly Téllez defected from the ruling left-wing Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) to the right-wing opposition Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) in early June, she described her former colleagues as “cannibals”. “There are loads of factions (‘tribus’) and they are killing each other…for the next post and for power,” Téllez said. Nowhere has the internecine conflict been more savage than between Morena’s incumbent party president, Alfonso Ramírez, and the predecessor he helped push out, Yeidckol Polevnsky. On 16 June Ramírez presented a suit against Polevnsky before the attorney general’s office (FGR), for money laundering and pecuniary losses. Polevnsky is countersuing for moral defamation.

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