By Julie Mandoyan | July 2, 2012 - 15:00 GMT
Enrique Peña Nieto, from the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), was elected Mexico’s president on Sunday (1 July). The previous party being the only ruling ruling Mexico for the past eighty years, the electoral victory is a first for the PRI.
Upon his election, Peña Nieto noted the effect of his party’s victory: “I assume, with great commitment, in full responsibility, the mandate that Mexicans have given me today (...) Today, July 1st, it's been the citizens who spoke and they did it with absolute clarity when they voted for a change with direction." He also declared, for those worried about the return of the PRI to power : "We're a new generation. There is no return to the past.''
The main challenges the President-elect promised to address are the current war on drugs, started by President Felipe Calderon. He aims at changing the tactics promoted by his precedessor in order to reduce the number of victims. Over the last six years — the beginning of the war, it is estimated 60, 000 people died. Campaigns led by cartels have specifically targeted officials and journalists.
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