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The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, announced on Monday resignation of secretary of Finance, José Antonio Meade, who is established as PRI's challenger for upcoming elections. "I wish you greatest success in project you have decided to undertake," said President Meade, a few words that are interpreted as uncovering of his presidential candidacy, which he will have to define this week.
"José Antonio Meade has proven to be a man of good and with a deep love for Mexico." "Thank you very much, Pepe, and very successful," insisted Mexican president, in a sort of de facto designation of Meade as an aspiring. Peña Nieto has appointed director general of Pemex, José Antonio González Anaya, as new Secretary of Treasury. In front of Mexican oil company will be Carlos Alberto Treviño.
Until this Monday responsible for Mexican economy has not only received support of President. Almost every member of government came out in storm to congratulate Meade. The strong man of president, and close friend of Meade, Chancellor Luis Videgaray was one of first members of Cabinet to go out to passage of news. "I wish you greatest success in project that now undertakes many congratulations!", tweeted Videgaray.
"I wish greatest success to my friend José Antonio Meade." It has been a great pleasure and an honor to be his partner in president's cabinet, he wrote, for his part, Aurelio Nuño. The Secretary of Education is, along with Meade, or of men who sound more forcefully to opt for possible presidential candidacy of PRI. Nuño, who has not clarified if he will go to front of portfolio, still has until end of this week to present his credentials as an applicant.
The election of PRI candidate has been in suspense of ruling party for weeks. In last few days, uncertainty intensified. The last signal that fired speculations came from chancellor, Luis Videgaray, one of people closest to Peña Nieto. In an act before diplomatic corps accredited in Mexico last week, Videgaray filled Meade with praise. The Chancellor celebrated his "impeccable trajectory" and highlighted his "patriotism, intelligence and love" for country.
"With him, Mexico has a bearing and clarity," added chancellor, a phrase that many interpreted as determinant, boost of president's strong man to head of Mexican economy. Also, under circumstances, could mean opposite, because Videgaray, with his intervention, took prominence to president. After stir by words of Videgaray, this Thursday, Peña Nieto poured more firewood to fire of conjecture by assuring: "I think that y are well clueless all, PRI will not choose its candidate from praise or applause." "I think re are many public servants who have trajectory and merits."