Jul 4, 2012

Mexico elections: Enrique Peña Nieto outlines ambitious reforms agenda

The GuardianUnconfirmed winner of Mexico polls unveils plans for economic growth as rival claims voting was plagued with irregularities

Enrique Peña Nieto, the virtual winner of Mexico's presidential vote on Sunday, has outlined an ambitious reform agenda aimed at "recuperating the road of peace, security, economic growth and effective action against poverty".

But his ability to push this through will be limited by a newly elected legislature which early figures suggest his Institutional Revolutionary party, known as the PRI, will not control.

Peña Nieto may also face a legal challenge to his still unconfirmed victory by seven percentage points over his closest rival, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The leftwing candidate claims the election was plagued with irregularities, such as vote buying, and marred by media bias in his favour. Read more.

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