Saturday, August 25 2012 @ 08:53 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
In the 2009 elections, won by Martinelli, Navarro joined Balbina Herrera's campaign as her Vice Presidential candidate. The Wikileaks cable also says the information was confirmed by Jimmy Papadimitriu, who is now the former Minister of the Presidency, and former confidant of the president.
Another Wikileaks cable, from December 2008, issued a few weeks after Hererra selected Navarro as her running mate for the Presidency, revealed that Javier Martinez Acha, who is aspiring to be the first undersecretary of the National Executive Committee of the PRD, and who is one of the figures closest to Navarro, cataloged him "as a cynical politician." "Balbina and Juan Carlos are fighting for control of the party, if Herrera loses, Navarro wins," said Martinez.
The darts being fired against Navarro from the leadership of the PRD over his alleged relationship with Martinelli have multiplied in recent days. Recently, Doens said Navarro's campaign is financed by the businessmen Gabriel Btesh and Alfredo Mello Aleman, people who are close to Martinelli. He said, what's more, that if Navarro wins the General Secretariat of the CEN, he would follow the decision, but he said he would not join a stream that will run errands for Martinelli.
What Navarro Says - This newspaper (La Prensa) contacted Navarro's press team yesterday to get his version of this issue, but they said he could not answer because he was busy organizing for the election this weekend. In the past he has said: "There was no political agreement with Martinelli nor Papadimitriu in the last election, nor is there today." (Prensa)