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En México y en el PAN hay motivos para la esperanza: Rodríguez Doval

Rodríguez Doval on Mexico’s Opposition Party, Hope for Democracy, and AMLO’s Power Grab

PAN’s Secretary of Studies accuses AMLO of going crazy and says that facing him won’t be easy but that Mexicans may have some hope in the opposition party.

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El American interviewed Fernando Rodríguez Doval, Secretary of Studies at the National Executive Committee of the National Action Party (PAN), the main opposition party in Mexico.

Rodríguez Doval explains that, during the 20th century, Mexico underwent a very gradual transition to democracy. However, many changes were insufficient and there was a lack of a narrative to defend the transition. This led to the dissatisfaction of broad layers of society with that process in particular and that created the conditions for Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to use disenchantment as a tool to gain access to power.

PAN’s role

In the current situation, Fernando considers that PAN must defend a democracy “that is socially useful to Mexicans”, since Mexico will require a second transition in which it will be necessary to recover the essence of what it means to live in freedom, to defend republican values. For not to repeat the mistakes of the previous process, taken advantage of by AMLO to reach the presidency.

Regarding the future of Mexico, Mr. Rodríguez Doval emphasized that “in politics, hope should never be absent”, so it is necessary to act with hope, idealism and also with a healthy realism, keeping in mind that society is becoming aware of the authoritarian tendencies of the obradorist government. It will not be easy, but by joining the will of society we can build a more solid, liberal and republican democracy, with stronger institutions.

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