A profile of Enrique Peña Nieto’s chief advisor, Luis Videgaray, makes for an interesting read. Ostensibly, he’s part of the “newer” PRI (he joined in 1987) but, as the article notes, this may be a meaningless thing given the need to compromise with “more experienced” powerbrokers. I had this same reaction when I looked at the transition team:

“En general su equipo es un equipo equilibrado, no habla de un equipo de cambio, ese nuevo PRI. Cuando hace uno un recorrido por las listas o un paneo general por la fotografía de ellos, no se ve ese nuevo PRI; por el contrario, los nombres se repiten, las personalidades se repiten, pero experiencia hay”.

The legislative coordinators – Manlio Fabio Beltrones and Emilio Gamboa Patron – are both old-school priístas, and will have a fair amount of power in the upcoming sexenio. And there’s no indication that even the “newer” PRI has much intention of operating any differently than did the dinosaurios.

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