Is Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto the New Face of the Old PRI Regime?

With Enrique Peña Nieto’s victory in Mexico’s presidential elections, the Mexican people are turning to PRI—the party that led the nation for more than seven decades under a cloud of controversy—to lead them to better times. Mexico suffers from a weak economy, flagging oil revenues and violent drug cartels, and Peña Nieto needs to provide leadership that is shaped by fresh ideas and offers a commitment to change, notes Nonresident Senior Fellow Diana Negroponte.