Andrew Selee: A Few Reflections on the New Mexican Cabinet

December 1, 2012

Andrew Selee, 12/01/2012

Andrew Selee

Andrew Selee

The cabinet unveiled by Enrique Peña Nieto and his team on Friday contains mostly expected appointments but also a few surprises.  The cabinet can be seen as consisting of three general groups.  First, there is a group that is composed of younger PRI leaders with extensive technical expertise, led by Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray…A second group is composed of the long-time PRI politicians, most of them former Governors, who have maintained the party during its years outside of national power…Finally, there is a third group that is made up of people who are primarily known for their technical expertise and come largely from outside party circles.

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