Ex-Electricity Chief Named Leader of Mexico’s Ruling Party

07/12/16 The New York Times

EnriqueOchoa.jpgMEXICO CITY — Mexico’s ruling party on Tuesday chose Enrique Ochoa, the former head of the country’s electricity agency and an ally of President Enrique Pena Nieto, as its new leader.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party said Ochoa was the only one to meet all requirements ahead of the deadline and hours later swore him in as party president. The appointment doesn’t mean Ochoa will be the PRI’s candidate in the 2018 presidential election but it puts him in contention to be.

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