MEXICO CITY (AP) — Enrique Pena Nieto has taken the oath of office as Mexico's new president, bringing the old ruling party back to power after a 12-year hiatus.
His Institutional Revolutionary Party ruled for 71 years with a mix of populist handouts, graft and rigged elections before being voted out and replaced by the conservative National Action Party in 2000.
Pena Nieto has promised to govern democratically with transparency.
His swearing in was marred Saturday by protesters outside the Congress lobbing homemade bombs and firecrackers and shouting: "Mexico without the PRI!"
Before the swearing in, leftist congressmen inside the chambers demanded to know what was going on in the crowds and urged police to use restraint. Congressman Rafael Huerta of the Labor Party urged the new government to protect the people.SOURCE
"With transparency"...... now where have we heard that before?
Well, they already met and I'm sure that CIC the (Cocksucker In Chief) gave President-elect Nieto a shitload of tips on governing with democracy and transparency. Hell, he probably had Nancy "We must pass this bill so we can see what's in it" Pelosi right along side of him.
Personally, I hope Mr Nieto is more sucessful in restoring Mexico back to the people than Obama is. I'm not being sarcastic - I would love to see their economy boom, their standard of living raised, the drug trade destroyed and with all of that, a reverse migration.