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The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, outlasted Secretary of Treasury on Monday, José Antonio Meade, as PRI's candidate to succeed him in presidential elections next year. "I wish you greatest success in project you have decided to undertake," said president after accepting Meade's resignation, a word that was interpreted as expected uncovering of PRI challenger. Shortly reafter, so far responsible for Treasury announced that it will fight to be candidate of ruling party to presidency.
"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. Not being a militant of PRI, so far responsible for finance has until Thursday to formalize his candidacy. The rest of applicants have until Sunday to present ir credentials. 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 Treasury has not only received support of President. Almost every member of Government stormed out to congratulate him after his resignation. The strong man of Peña Nieto, and close friend of Meade, Chancellor Luis Videgaray was one of first 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 cabinet member who sounds more forcefully to opt for PRI's presidential candidacy. 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. Who does seem to have ruled out to elect Presidency is Secretary of interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong. Despite good results of surveys, homicide figures, which point to Mexico's most violent Year in recent history, are a burden to ir aspirations.
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."