AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 12/03/12

Each morning, we will bring you an assortment of op-ed pieces from major Mexican dailies.


Templo Mayor: Enrique Peña Nieto and his team have just arrived and they already took the ball park three times. First with the composition of the cabinet, then the 13 actions to be undertaken by the new government and yesterday, with the signing of the Pact for Mexico; In the ceremony at the Chapultepec Castle there were signs of the new times that are to come, for example, it was strange to see PAN’s Gustavo Madero throwing praise for the President in a way that he never did for Felipe Calderón; Everything indicates that Francisco Arroyo will take Jesús Murillo Karam’s place as the president of the Deputy of Chambers.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera,”Fuerzas oscuras”: Now more than ever, it will be unacceptable to use the easy explanation that violence was generated “by dark forces.” The first day riots were definitely planned; investigations by the authorities must catch the masterminds and not only remain detaining protesters; President Enrique Peña Nieto stated during the signing of the Pact for Mexico ceremony that now is the time for meeting and signing of the agreement that will help bring an effective government.



Leo Zuckermann, “Primeras señales de Peña: I. Poner en su lugar a Gordillo”:  I start with the one I liked because of how unexpected it was and if carried out it would be of great importance to the country. I refer to the signal the presidency has made by trying to restore their authority in the field of education, which involves putting in place the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) and their leader, Elba Esther Gordillo. The first move Peña made was appointing Emilio Chuayfett as Secretary of Education, a well experienced politician who will give a great battle.



Trascendió: In President Peña Nieto’s inner circle, they mention that General Daniel Méndez Bazán may be named Deputy of Defense; Miguel Osorio Chong can finally breath, after a week of setbacks, and what seemed impossible on Thursday was achieved, the signing of the Pact for Mexico; In San Lazaro they ensure that the draft of the 2013 Budget will be introduced virtually ironed.


El Universal

Bajo Reserva,” La disputa por el PAN”: The presence of the former PAN presidential candidate, Josefina Vázquez Mota during the Enrique Pena Nieto’s ceremony at the National Palace was used as the eve of her unveiling as candidate of the presidency of the PAN, which would occur in January; In the ranks of the PAN there are many new cracks, PAN officials are committing to agreements, like that of the Pact for Mexico, but without consulting its legislative deputies; Due to the disturbances on Saturday and the signing of the pact yesterday, the release of all the appointments to the large presidential cabinet and the essential undersecretaries have been postponed, within this list you will find many member of the president’s transition team.


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