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Mexico’s Ruling Party in Crisis as AMLO Stays Out of Fray

  • Morena members chose interim president; others reject the vote
  • Parties should fix differences through democratic means: AMLO
Yeidckol Polevnsky

Yeidckol Polevnsky

Photographer: Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg

Mexico’s ruling party is suffering from a leadership crisis between its newly-chosen interim head and the previously-elected one who insists she’s still in charge, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador refuses to get involved.

During a weekend congress, more than a thousand representatives of the party chose lawmaker Alfonso Ramirez Cuellar to lead it until he can arrange for new elections.