MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Jailed Mexican union boss Elba Esther Gordillo is finding little support as political players distance themselves from her, and yield to President Enrique Pena Nieto's move to arrest her on corruption charges
The teachers union that Gordillo ruled for nearly a quarter century has quickly elected one of her former lieutenants to replace her.
And the National Alliance Party she helped create issued a statement saying it wouldn't comment on the legal proceedings.
The decision to arrest Gordillo for allegedly embezzling union funds appeared to mark a return to the old days of powerful presidents who presided over highly orchestrated and well-oiled political operations.
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