The General Council of the National Electoral Institute (INE) has given its approval for the Va por México coalition to contest all 20 of Jalisco’s electoral districts in June’s election for the federal Chamber of Deputies.
The alliance brings together the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), National Action Party (PAN) and Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), in a union that would have been unthinkable a decade ago. Historically bitter rivals, the three parties have joined forces in a bid to undo the majority enjoyed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s Morena Party in the Camara de Diputados (lower house), which has rubber-stamped much of his policy during the first two years of his mandate.
Alliance candidates in Jalisco districts will be split almost equally between members of the three parties: eight for the PAN, six for the PRI and six for the PRD.
Morena, however, may not be the biggest challenger to the coalition in Jalisco, where the Movimiento Ciudadano (MC) of Governor Enrique Alfaro is currently the strongest political player.