17th September 2019
The first. Of six. Clean. Soberly sober. Worthy. The first call of Andrés Manuel López Obrador fulfilled the expectations. Because it was not just a ceremony for those who filled the Zocalo to show their support, but also for the rest of the Mexicans who did not feel a celebration on television like a few years ago, more than a decade ago  There was no hostility to the events of Calderonism: increased security, including metal detectors for entry into the Zocalo plate. There was also no waste or screams against the president. As Álvaro Cueva explained, the note did not cost a dress or the list of special guests of the National Palace. This time it was a simple event, but it was not limited in enthusiasm. Perhaps similar to the night of September 1
The 20 live performances announced by López Obrador filled the more than 130,000 assembled people, but offered an opportunity for reconciliation. As if the winning candidate, who gave a speech at the Sheraton Hotel on the night of July 1, 2018, were present again, which fuels the hope that the split speech, that of eternal proselytism, will finally be left behind.
After all, it is the message of a feast like the night of September 15: It is more than the historical date to use it as an excuse to demonstrate the enormous capacity of the Union that exists among all Mexicans; it is the opportunity to recognize oneself in spite of the connections; It is time to remember that we are part of the same people. And so it is important that the message heard by the one who uttered the cry from the President's balcony is addressed to everyone, to those present, and to those who still have doubts about who is responsible for the state.
One of the images The most powerful of a few nights before was Andrés Manuel López Obrador who walked through corridors with no special guests, this long, almost monarchical political tradition that for the first time had no access to the National Palace. Only he and his wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller . For a complete picture of the state, it might have been appropriate to discuss it with the leaders of the Union Congress and the President of the Supreme Court. Perhaps as a message that the state has a number of powers.
However, there is little to blame for the Grito 2019 ceremony: white balance and a president who has opted for sobriety and even speed in the protocol. And a result only at the height of the party. Even social networks participated in the celebration. "Today, Twitter is unrecognizable! …" said Gabriel Guerra on the radio program of Julio Astillero . And there is no doubt that merit must be recognized, even though the need to bring this message closer to the Union than to the conflict must also highlight a daily narrative. The country needs it.