Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Is Enrique Peña Nieto moving from Salinas to Zedillo?

Much has been written of the close relations between likely PRI presidential contender Enrique Peña Nieto and former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari. A quite interesting investigation in two parts (here and here) by Jenaro Villamil offers much circumstantial evidence that Peña Nieto is actually moving away from the Salinas camp to that of former president Ernesto Zedillo, where a lot of advisers, political connections, businessmen etc connected to the last PRI president (94-2000) have seemingly established ever closer relations with the outgoing governor, to the detriment of people connected to the Salinas group.

Has Peña Nieto finally realized how potentially toxic his relations with the discredited former president may be in a general election? Or, that Zedillo's policies and programs are closer to his heart than those of Salinas?

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