We have recently experienced some of the most important electoral moments in the history of political parties in our country. One of the most important was to transform the historic milestone in the election of pre-candidates in the political contests in 2024, by selecting the wise people through surveys that collect popular sentiment.
This is how Xóchitl Gálvez became the candidate of the Opposition Front and Claudia Sheinbaum became the Coordinator of Morena, a first sign that the people are in charge. And it is this same people – who had access to all kinds of partisan and non-partisan billboards, newspapers and printed material, multiple advertisements, territorial tours and events organized by mayors, governors, deputies and public servants of all kinds – that could decide in favor of who or who should appear as winners in the polls that have already defined their next candidates both for the presidency of the republic and for the states in electoral contest for the next six-year term.
However, one of the main questions that arise from the dynamics described above is related to legitimacy, transparency and, above all, the convenience of applying this general survey process in the definition of all candidates. Although there is no doubt that the pure presidential finger-pointing, as a method of electing candidates, could no longer continue to be the norm in a country that is trying to move towards a genuine democracy and consolidate it.
It is also necessary to say that in the process of the surveys prevailing today as a method of selection in the parties, there are many things that must continue to be refined and improved if we do not want to fall into another form of finger-pointing, but now that of the popular majorities that The prianato intended to leave as a legacy and which runs the risk of being the main object of the conviction arising from the enormous and very costly propaganda and advertising disdain that each of the competing candidates is capable of deploying. Because what we do not want now is to face a process of social harassment, via advertising (meme-type) that pretends to be disguised as a supposed electoral democracy within the political parties.
We have an example of this latent danger in the recent election of gubernatorial candidates carried out by Morena the previous week. Senator Alejandro Armenta, today Morena’s candidate for governor of Puebla, left the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 2017 after having served as state coordinator of Peña Nieto’s campaign in 2012 and elected as a federal deputy for the PRI in the 2015 triennium. 2018. This is also the case of Huacho Díaz, today Morena’s candidate for governor of Yucatán, who in addition to being a former PAN mayor was a local and federal deputy of the PAN, until in 2018 he became a delegate of the federal government for the state’s development programs. of Yucatan.
And fortunately Clara Brugada, a woman with a consolidated vocation and proven left-wing performance, won the space that she has conquered with such good work for the City, and may this also be enough to win this important electoral bastion. As well as Rocío Nahle in Veracruz and Javier May in Tabasco, who have systematically demonstrated their unquestionable transformative vocation.
It is in these moments where Morena faces its main challenges, because if winning or not winning at any rate will be consolidated as the most pragmatic and only partisan decision, the risk of becoming what we did not want to be would increase day by day. As the recently deceased Enrique Dussel said, are we a political school or an electoral machine?