PRD walk away from Pact for Mexico
Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) President Jesús Zambrano has walked his party out of the Pact for Mexico.
The Pact for Mexico (“Pacto por México”) is a political agreement signed on 2nd December 2012 by the three largest parties in Mexico to push forward a package of reforms. It came within days of the election of President Enrique Peña Nieto and was a welcome sign that reform was in the air in Mexico. In recent times the President has struggled to keep the parties involved working together and although he has achieved some major changes, the pact does now appear to be running out of steam.
The three original signatories to the pact were the president’s party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) with 212 seats in the 500 seat Chamber of Deputies, the National Action Party (PAN) with 114 seats and the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) with 104 seats. The Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM) with 29 seats signed the pact in January 2013.
The PRD are reportedly unhappy with talks that were taking place on changing electoral law and also on the overhaul of the energy industry.