On 1 July Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) won the Mexican presidential election, ending the National Action Party’s (PAN) twelve year long hold on power under the leadership of Vicente Fox and incumbent President Felipe Calderón. In an effort to steer post-election discussions away from the PRI’s speculative associations with drug cartels and cronyism, Peña Nieto now seeks to initiate a new economic program that will improve the image of the party and constitute a dramatic shakeup of Mexico’s energy and telecommunications industries.

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