Last updated: 12:00 / Monday, 6 May 2013
Mexico Proposes a Pact

Mexican Government resumes conversations with the Opposition Leaders to continue the path towards reforms

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Mexican Government resumes conversations with the Opposition Leaders to continue the path towards reforms

 

After a series of accusations from the political leaders of PAN, PRI, and PRD over the alleged electoral use of the social programs of various entities in the country; as well as the result of the decision made by the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, of postponing the presentation of the financial reform, the leaders of PAN, PRI, and PRD met this Wednesday in a meeting proposed by Los Pinos. Whereas they agreed to start the discussion again in order to give hope to the Agreement for Mexico and to continue moving forward in the agenda for reforms.

Peña Nieto suspended the presentation of the proposal, this last Tuesday, for the financial reform as a result of the accusations of both sides. However, this same Wednesday, he emphasized that he will not tolerate the political use of the social programs and called a meeting with the leaders of the main political parties through his secretary, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong

In this meeting, which was performed behind closed doors, PAN’s leader (Gustavo Madero), PRD’s president (Jesus Zambrano), PRI’s president (Cesar Camacho), the Government’s Secretary (Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong), and the Head of the President’s Office (Aurelio Nuño) were all present.

According to the Secretary of Treasury, the initiatives for the financial reform “want to transform the development banking sector into an authentic motor for an inclusive economic development, and change the legal framework in order for the commercial banking sector to lend more money at lower rates.”  It is expected that the proposal will be presented by Peña Nieto and later sent to the Congress before Tuesday.

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