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November 30, 2012                5:58 p.m.

When Enrique Peña Nieto assumes the Mexican presidency on Saturday, returning to power a once-autocratic party that ruled for seven decades, he will immediately confront a sluggish economy and a bloody war against drug gangs.

How he will handle those two problems is the biggest question surrounding the incoming government.

Peña Nieto, 46, and his Institutional Revolutionary Party want to shift the focus away from the battle against drug cartels that consumed and ultimately haunted outgoing President Felipe Calderon.

But Peña Nieto is inheriting a bruised, terrified and polarized nation that has lived through its most violent period since its revolution a century ago. Tens of thousands of people — mayors, police, journalists, lawyers, officials, businessmen as well as criminals — have been killed. Thousands are missing, and human rights abuses by authorities have skyrocketed in the six-year campaign against the drug gangs.

Despite the elimination of several top drug lords, the flow of narcotics has not slowed. The gangs have only extended their influence from the border with the U.S. deep into southern Mexico and beyond.

Calderon, meanwhile, will take on a teaching position at Harvard University, swiftly leaving the country he ruled since 2006. Presidents are limited to one term in Mexico, and Calderon’s National Action Party came in a poor third in last summer’s election.

The PRI finished first, but with only about 38% of the vote, limiting the mandate that Peña Nieto will enjoy and complicating his ability to push through ambitious reforms he promised. He will have to struggle to balance competing forces within his party: the so-called dinosaurs who evoke old-school, heavy-handed politics versus the U.S.- or Europe-educated modernizing younger members. His Cabinet, announced Friday, contains both.

“The most serious problem for Peña Nieto is his desire to draw a line between those traditional PRI practices … and the image of modernity that is incompatible with the old way of doing politics,” commentator Ezra Shabot said in an El Universal news column this month.

Instead of the drug war, Peña Nieto would like to talk about the economy, foreign investment and jobs. But security issues will be unavoidable from Day 1.

The new president has pledged, rather vaguely, to “reduce violence” and cut the homicide rate as a way to return to besieged Mexicans a sense of safety and tranquillity. Critics fear that means pulling punches when it comes to persecution of drug gangs.

In the past, the PRI was known to enter into pactos, or deals, with cartel leaders to keep the peace and share the profits.

Peña Nieto has angrily denied that he plans to cut deals with drug gangs, something that would be more complicated today because of their fragmented nature and the acute viciousness of one of the newer and now-dominant groups, the Zetas.

He has said he will keep the army deployed throughout the country, as Calderon did, at least initially. In addition, he will demote the U.S.-backed federal police while building up a national gendarmerie that in theory would eventually replace the military in the drug offensive.

Despite the PRI’s long nationalistic streak, Peña Nieto says he intends to maintain and would like to expand Mexico’s close cooperation with the United States in security matters. Currently, the U.S. supplies intelligence data to Mexican authorities for the tracking of traffickers and is training thousands of police officers, judges, prosecutors and others as part of a $2-billion aid program.

He has already hired Gen. Oscar Naranjo, retired head of the Colombian national police, as a special security advisor. Naranjo is beloved by the Americans and is expected to bring on board U.S.-promoted tactics from the Colombian conflict, including the increased use of small, vetted police or military units for raids.

Calderon’s strategy was faulted for concentrating on military force and underestimating cartel strength while failing to go after the money, much of it laundered through Mexican businesses and banks.

Peña Nieto is promising a new, reformed PRI, one that will not revert to its old habits of election-rigging, paying off supporters, co-opting the opposition and occasionally beating them up.

The Mexico of today is very different from that of nearly two decades ago, when the last PRI president was elected. Some, but certainly not all, of its institutions are stronger, such as the Supreme Court and the news media, and can provide a counterbalance to the presidency.

Yet six years of bloodshed have left a dispirited society that may be willing to give ground to organized-crime kingpins if it at least means being left alone.

Polling data released this week show roughly equivalent portions of Mexicans saying the drug war was Calderon’s most important achievement and his biggest failure. And about two-thirds of those surveyed said they believed the cartels were winning the war.

Serious systemic problems, like impunity and corruption — perfected under the long PRI reign — will continue to hinder any progress Peña Nieto hopes to make.

On the economy, Peña Nieto has stressed his plan to open up the state-run oil giant Pemex to private and foreign investment, long a taboo here. To do so means challenging the Pemex unions that have long allied themselves with the PRI.

Already, another key reform, on labor workplace rules, passed the Legislature only after the PRI gutted measures that would have forced powerful unions to be more accountable and transparent.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexico-president-20121201,0,4942941.story

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Enrique Peña Nieto was born on July 20th, 1966 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Pe%C3%B1a_Nieto

July 20th, 1966

July 20th

7 + 20 +2+0+1+2 = 32 = his personal year (from July 20th, 2012) = Democracy.  Freedom.  Liberty.  Mainstream.  Consensus.  Americans.  United States.

32 year + 11 (November) = 43 = his personal month (from November 20th, 2012 to December 19th, 2012) = Congratulations.  Celebrating.  Good times.

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2 July 2012                  05:50 ET

Mexico’s old ruling party, the PRI, is set to return to power as early official results indicate its candidate Enrique Pena Nieto has won the presidential election.

Mr Pena Nieto, 45, is on about 37%, several points ahead of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has not conceded.

Thousands of police were on duty for the vote, amid fears of intimidation from drug gangs.

Mexicans were also electing a new congress and some state governors.

‘New face’

Analysis

After what was, by and large, an orderly and peaceful vote, the partial result from the country’s electoral authorities appears to confirm that it was Mr Pena Nieto’s night.

As soon as the traditional speech from incumbent President Felipe Calderon was over – in which he called Mr Pena Nieto the president-elect – the candidate addressed the crowds of his jubilant supporters.

He spoke of reconciliation, of governing for all Mexicans and said that “Mexico had won” no less than three times.

But with his nearest challenger, Mr Lopez Obrador, waiting for all the results before accepting defeat, Mr Pena Nieto will have a tough time winning over his critics.

Celebrations at the headquarters of the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) started after the polls closed.

Mr Pena Nieto declared: “We all won in this election. Mexico won.”

“This is just the start of the work we have before us.”

He thanked Mexican voters for giving the PRI a second chance, saying his administration would have a “new way of governing”.

The election campaign was dominated by the economy and the war on drugs.

“There will be no pact nor truce with organised crime,” Mr Pena Nieto said.

He had been presented as the new face of the PRI, a break with the party’s long and at times murky past that included links with drug gangs.

The party held on to power for 71 years until it was defeated in 2000.

Mr Pena Nieto built his reputation on the “pledges” he set out for his governorship in Mexico state, focusing on public works and improvement of infrastructure.

Outgoing President Felipe Calderon has congratulated Mr Pena Nieto and promised to work with him during the transition to his inauguration in December.

The main contenders: Lopez Obrador (left), Vazquez Mota (centre) and Pena Nieto (right)
The main contenders: Pena Nieto (left), Vazquez Mota (centre) and Lopez Obrador (right)

“I sincerely hope for the smooth running of the next government for the benefit of all Mexicans,” Mr Calderon said, in a televised address.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, running for the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) is in second place with about 33% of the vote.

The official quick count, published by the electoral authorities (IFE), is based on returns from a sample of around 7,500 polling stations across Mexico.

Mr Lopez Obrador, who was the runner-up in the 2006 election, has not conceded victory.

“The last word hasn’t been spoken yet,” he said.

“We simply do not have all the facts. We are lacking the legality of the electoral process.”

In 2006, he refused to recognise Mr Calderon’s victory and led street protests for months afterwards.

1929: Dominates Mexican politics from its foundation as National Revolutionary Party (PNR) by revolutionary leader Plutarco Elias Calles

Mexico’s PRI

  • 1934: Nationalises oil industry
  • 1946: Party takes name of Partido Revolucionario Institucional (Institutional Revolutionary Party)
  • 1988: Leftist coalition defeated by PRI’s Carlos Salinas in a vote widely seen as rigged
  • 1989: PRI’s first state election defeat
  • March 1994: PRI presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio murdered; replacement Ernesto Zedillo wins election
  • Sept 1994: Outgoing president’s brother Raul Salinas accused of organising murder of PRI secretary general. Jailed but conviction later quashed
  • 1997: PRI loses majority of Congress
  • 2000: PRI loses presidency to Vicente Fox

Josefina Vazquez Mota, the candidate of the governing National Action Party (PAN) had already accepted defeat.

The initial results from IFE put her on some 25%.

Security display

Almost 80 million people were eligible to cast their ballots on Sunday.

Police and army were deployed to protect voters from intimidation by drug cartels at polling booths.

Officials said the voting was largely peaceful, but reported some initial problems as a number of stations opened later than planned.

“Everything has been very good,” one voter in Mexico City told the BBC. “But people aren’t very motivated to vote, perhaps because the candidates make so many promises but we’re always worse off.”

With nearly half the Mexican population living in poverty, the economy was one of the main issues in the campaign.

Unemployment remains low at roughly 4.5%, but a huge divide remains between the rich and the poor.

Another issue dominating the campaign was the war on drugs, launched nearly six years ago by President Calderon, who is constitutionally barred from seeking re-election.

The main opposition candidates have been critical of Mr Calderon’s policies.

They point out that more than 55,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since 2006.

Mexicans were also electing 500 deputies, 128 senators, six state governors, the head of government in the Federal District (which includes Mexico City) and local governments.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18668783

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Enrique Peña Nieto was born on July 20th, 1966 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pena_nieto

July 20th, 1966

July 20th

7 + 20 +2+0+1+1 = 31 = his personal year (from July 20th, 2011 to July 19th, 2012) = Competition.

Five of Wands Tarot card

31 year + 6 (June) = 37 = his personal month (from June 20th, 2012 to July 19th, 2012) = My fellow countrymen.  Heart-centered leader.  Just looking out for the best interests of everyone.

King of Cups Tarot card

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Three Mexico Presidential Candidates

May 6, 2012        6:01 pm

Mexico’s four candidates for president will square off tonight in a tightly controlled debate in which they will make their case to voters to lead Mexico for the next six years as the country struggles against soaring drug-related violence and economic doldrums.

The debate begins at 8 p.m. local time (Central time in the United States) at the World Trade Center in Mexico City and will be aired live on YouTube via the channel for the Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE.

It is the first of at least two official meets among the candidates who have become political footballs themselves. The second-largest television network in Mexico, TV Azteca, stirred controversy when it said last week it would not air the debate live and instead go with a major-league soccer match.

The 2012 campaign has been dominated by Enrique Peña Nieto of the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. Peña Nieto has maintained a comfortable double-digit lead in polls despite a series of early missteps and allegations by his opponents that his campaign has already surpassed spending caps on propaganda.

Two other candidates, Josefina Vazquez Mota of the center-right National Action Party, or PAN, and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, are under pressure tonight to significantly shift the momentum of the race in either of their favors.

Both campaigns view Peña Nieto as vulnerable in unscripted situations. The debate format, however, will offer little room for back-and-forth. Questions were agreed upon and previously distributed.

Vazquez Mota and Lopez Obrador are widely seen to be vying for second place, while Gabriel Quadri, of the Nueva Alianza party, is running a distant fourth.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/05/mexico-presidential-debate-preview.html

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Enrique Peña Nieto was born on July 20th, 1966 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Pe%C3%B1a_Nieto

July 20th, 1966

7 + 20 +1+9+6+6 = 49 = his life lesson = Happy.  Smiling.  Satisfied.  Wish come true.

Nine of Cups Tarot card

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July 20th, 1966

July 20th

7 + 20 +2+0+1+1 = 31 = his personal year (from July 20th, 2011 to July 19th, 2012) = Competition.  Controversy.  Things get out of hand.

Five of Wands Tarot card

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