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Mexico: Ochoa Reza as the PRI’s New President: Pena Nieto Takes the Reins

On 12 July Enrique Ochoa Reza, the former CEO of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), was elected as the new president of the PRI. Since Ochoa announced last week that he was leaving CFE to seek the highest rank in the PRI, it was clear that he was the frontrunner to replace Manlio Fabio Beltrones, who left the PRI presidency on 20 June after the party was dealt a tremendous blow in the 5 June local elections. Notably, Ochoa won unanimously, as no other members of the PRI officially registered for the internal election.


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