Mitchell Doens Claims To Have The Backing of Perez Balladares and Martin Torrijos
Monday, May 21 2012 @ 04:34 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Doens said the whole origin of this campaign comes out of the presidency, and from the fifth columns and Trojan horses that are inside of the PRD party. "We remain steadfast in our goal, which is to keep the party from falling into the hands of Ricardo Martinelli, and to make an opposition that is firm, which defends the followers of Torrijos, and that cares about the project of Torrijos as have done several members of the Committee National Executive," said Doens.
He said the presidents Balladares and Torrijos have also expressed their support to the presidency of the party for Dr. Francisco Sanchez Cardenas and several members of the CEN that have maintained a firm stance and opposition to Ricardo Martinelli. (Estrella)
Editor's Comment: The internal fight for control of the PRD is pretty much gelling around two poles, with Juan Carlos Navarro on one side, and the Doens "Tocona" group on the other. The anti-Navarro guys are trying hard to paint him as having sold out to Martinelli, as a "Trojan horse" or a traitor to the party. Of course Navarro denies this, but then of course how can he prove otherwise? Everyone sees the old goats like Doens and Sanchez Cardenas as the "dinosaurs" of the PRD, while Navarro basically represents the youth faction of the PRD that wants the renew or rejuvenate the party (mostly by tossing out the dinosaurs.) This one is hard to call. I think Navarro will win more votes, but then the "dinosaurs" will probably resort to their old tricks and flat-out steal it from him - just like they did last time. Remember the PRD still has some officials who can help them running around because they had control of the government from 2004 - 2009. The Panameņistas on the other hand, well, they're just screwed.