This marches the return of the institutional revolutionary party (PRI) to the presidency. Here to talk more about this is Juan Carlos Hidago, he’s project coordinator for Latin-America at the Cato Institute. Also on the line is Daria Vakulenko, she’s a research associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
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Mexico has elected new president
In Mexico lots of changes are taking place within the government. Over the weekend the country elected former Mexico State Governor Enrique Pena Nieto to succeed Felipe Calderon when the presidency changes hands on December, 1st . Nieto’s institutional revolutionary party returns to the presidential seat after governing Mexico from 1929 to 2000. In addition to a new President, voters replaced the Members of both Congress Chambers and selected new governors in seven states. Ahead of the election officials put out warnings as well that there could be campaign violence in some parts of the country and promised to mount military patrols in some of the most dangerous regions to discourage electoral manipulation. We’re talking about the Mexican elections with Eric Olson, he’s senior associate with the Mexico Institute for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.