Politics: BOF Efforts Intensify, But Pitfalls Remain

MEXICO - Weekly Trends 11 Aug 2017 by Guillermo Valdes and Esteban Manteca

As the incumbent PRI considers new ground rules for its presidential selection process, and that of Morena was always a foregone conclusion, PAN and PRD leaders have been stepping up efforts to establish what they have billed as a Broad Opposition Front (BOF) that could involve other political parties and, perhaps more importantly, a broad swath of civil society representatives who could help such a coalition attract the growing share of the electorate disillusioned with parties in general. Last week an event in Chihuahua sponsored by prominent PAN members, and another in Mexico City or...

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