Undeterred and stuck, but subject to speaking uncritically about the 4T government, Gerardo Fernández Norona says he is ready to become the presidential candidate of the left, of which he is considered the best representative ahead of the 2024 elections goes.
The three-time deputy denied that he was seeking a popularly elected post, although he would complete 6 consecutive years with the position he currently holds in San Lazaro, which he also held in 2009.
“I’m not looking for a consolation prize, it seems they have a hard time even understanding that, they think everyone is driven by an ambition, with a calculation, with a plan B. I was born free, and I can die free,” he said.
When asked if this would be his last chance to seek the presidency of Mexico, he limited himself to answering: “Well, who knows.”
Gerardo Fernández Norona sought the presidential candidacy in 2012, when the then left bloc made up of the PRD, PT and the Convergence for Democracy promoted Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), although he had a strong card. I was also Marcelo. ebrard.
In 2016, the then-former deputy emerged as a candidate in the midst of a campaign for what he called civil disobedience against rulings rejected by the then-government of former President Enrique Peña Nieto, but his name was barely mentioned as a potential contender. appeared as
But now, from his point of view, there is nothing to reproach the AMLO government, of which he feels a part from the Congress of the Union, and which it refuses to question and expects to continue, and which He has recently claimed not to have named her among the applicants to succeed her.
“From protecting sovereignty and national independence, to focusing on the country’s poorest groups, to strengthening the creation of public works, to economic stability, to equity, the amount of work that has been done is impressive.” Together with the peso, it came out of the pandemic with flying colors when it was a terrible test. In other words, wherever you turn, the government’s achievements are evident. He who has eyes to see, let him see.” , he remarked.
Why did you choose to go into politics? – they are asked.
– When I was young, my grandmother once said to me ‘To whom are you going to dedicate yourself?’ I said ‘for politics’. And he said to me ‘But why? well, motherfucker, what are you going to do there? Therefore I was always clear, my profession of serviceMy commitment to the country’s fight and change Because even when I was young the PRI was dominant, there was no possibility that the opposition could reach the government, it committed electoral fraud.
What does it mean to you to be on the left?
Be committed to the people. have to look for Social Justice, Equality, FreedomPossibilities for people not to suffer from economic privations, to forge their own path in pursuit of happiness, to develop and which is currently being done in Govt. Well, the foundation is being laid.
What’s wrong with the -4T?
Well, it’s not that he lacks. There’s no way that in six years you’re going to change the structure of social injustice that comes from colonization, racist, classist, brutal. These concentrations of wealth where 15 161.3 billion dollars are concentrated and there are people who do not eat three meals a day. It is clear that it will take time to revise, but Comrade President has done what he said he was going to do – assured Norona.
How do you imagine your relationship with the United States of America would be if you were president?
Well, how has it been with fellow President López Obrador, respecting, cooperating and defending our independence, our sovereignty.
– Will you travel abroad?
– Well, if necessary, yes. I don’t have any problem with it. I understand that Comrade President has decided to travel abroad very little because of the excesses committed by the previous governments and also because he is very passionate in the positive sense of the word, firm and consistent in following through on his commitments. Each visit therefore implies the neglect of things that give them a good, daily follow-up, such as, for example, security issues or major works that are being carried out- answered Gerardo Fernández Norona.
Norona’s priority on becoming President
For Gerardo Fernández Norona, Mexico has a priority: ensuring that all Mexicans have the right to food.
If you reach the presidency, what will be your priority?
,what people eat three times a day, And that no business is done with the education or the health of the people. And deeply reform the constitution, create another judiciary and throw back all the neoliberal reforms that are still alive- Norona replied.
However, it does not have a precise path for this, but only an outline of good intentions.
“Okay, do this: Build soup kitchens all over the country. Improve wages, encourage workers to form unions, farmers to form unions, demand more and more people to organize and defend and exercise their rights.” to generate productive economic activity”, he indicated, mimicking any politician’s speech in the campaign.
Regarding the possible modification in the economic model, he pointed out that though the priority is money at present, it is necessary to seek through education to bring change in the people.
“What you have to do is make people earn it through their own efforts, because the way to redistribute wealth is not by giving them money, it is something that is being done and it can be done for the poorest strata. But really redistribution should be through education and health, not through the distribution of money”, said Gerardo Fernández Norona.