The National Confederation of Governors – better known as the Conago – passed away. It ceased to exist.
The 10 governors of the so-called Federalist Alliance gave him the finishing touch. The body no longer has the courage to be an efficient interlocutor with the current president. It is almost a dead letter.
The Conago, which was already in agony, was just killed by the contempt that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has shown for the state leaders.
So far in 2020, he has only met once with those who are the signatories of the so-called Federal Pact, those who support the Fiscal Pact. And the encounter lasted less time than what is consumed in a Morning.
That is why the governors of Jalisco, Nuevo León, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Durango, Coahuila, Colima and Michoacán decided to cut their losses. It is useless to present a front when nobody responds to them in front.
The separatists are curiously the political bosses of the most industrial entities, the ones that have the most important automotive and technology assembly plants in Mexico, including Guanajuato, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Chihuahua.
And also the entities that concentrate 9 of the 18 border customs with the greatest activity: Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Matamoros, Miguel Alemán, Colombia, Piedras Negras, Ciudad Acuña, Ciudad Juárez, Ojinaga and Ciudad Camargo.
But the breakdown of the new bloc of rebel governors is nothing more than the installation of a genuine opposition to the government of the Fourth Transformation.
Not to mention that, within the new Federalist Alliance, there are three leaders who curiously already point out as presidential candidates for 2024.
The most relevant of all is Enrique Alfaro, the governor of Jalisco who, due to his independence, is emerging as a favorite presidential candidate from the Citizen Movement.
With a PRI and a PAN deteriorated by the corruption scandals denounced in the Lozoya and García Luna cases, the political crusade articulated by Dante Delgado is installed as an alternative and relevant opposition.
Especially if in the 2021 elections they manage to seize what could be another jewel in the crown, Nuevo León, which, along with Jalisco, would make an authentic opposition front to Morena, which today has Mexico City as its flagship state .
The other candidate that is strengthened within this Federalist Alliance is Javier Corral, the governor of Chihuahua, who, faced with the immobility of Ricardo Anaya or the brake on Mexico Libre de los Calderón, is presented as the most viable PAN option.
Corral redoubled its commitment not only with the judicialization of the case of his predecessor César Duarte, but also by pointing all its batteries towards the PRI and the alleged diversion of resources in 2015, operated in half a dozen states through the so-called Operation Zafiro.
And the Chihuahuan already put his rest on the table, including in that diversion of resources not only the lawyer Juan Collado, but also former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Corral is challenging as well as positioning.
A third potential candidate for 2024 -this for what remains of the PRD- is Michoacan Silvano Aureoles, who also appears as one of the signers of the Conago death certificate and as one of the ten parents of the new Federalist Alliance.
But the one that is worth analyzing with many reservations is the case of Jaime “El Bronco” Rodríguez Calderón, the governor of Nuevo León who also settled among the gravediggers of the Conago.
Especially when some figures of the government of the Fourth Transformation operated to spare his life, after the TEPJF (Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power) found him guilty of the flagrant crime of diverting public resources for his presidential campaign in 2018.
Could it be that El Bronco will be used as a Trojan Horse to bring information from the Federalist Alliance to the table of the political decisions of Morena or of the government of the Fourth Transformation?
It is not difficult to imagine it when the governor of Nuevo León himself knows that if he is free it is not because the Supreme Court saved the obstacle, but because the political will from the National Palace was to spare his life so that, from his supposed “rebellion “He will end up playing on his court. Betrayal in the new Federalist Alliance? We’ll see.