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So what exactly are the PR -- Our PR I here's a little background for you they governed Mexico.
For more than seventy consecutive years until they were voted out in 2000 -- move hailed by some.
As a quote major victory for democracy.
The PRI was often criticized for an authoritarian approach to governing.
And for what many critics called a wink and nod to the drug cartels we -- -- lifeless in Mexico City so William.
Really is this new president and what -- had his -- for.
Well today Mexico did wake up to a new president and many ways an old enemy the party he represented you.
And -- that might reforma.
They are back with a new face of that party president and -- Pena nieto.
-- those days of corruption.
And coercion are over and a majority of voters believe him.
Yet those 45 very to a soap opera star he's a former governor with a solid record of tax reform and successful public works.
Politically he's a centrist with a history of working across party lines.
Personally overcame some -- of adultery and fathering two children out of wedlock with different women to win the presidency by an overwhelming margin.
For praying to the institutional revolutionary party their best known for corruption and cronyism and vote rigging -- of victory victory is a stunning reversal of fortune for them.
A lot of people afraid of what the -- used to do not be very transparent but I'm still think.
That this new society that we have -- Mexico this new demand in societies would demand.
A lot more transparency and if it if that we want to stay there after.
Sixty years they have to adapt to this -- societal needs that are here in Mexico up.
Though his margin of victory was seven points the second place finisher Manuel Lopez over a dark.
Has not conceded will have official results in about one week.
So what does this mean for the drug war.
Well you know here.
Here in Mexico in many would say that America's drug habit.
-- of Mexico's drug war and for many here they believe that Mexico is doing the dirty work for problem that we created.
Now here's the disconnect yet -- is promising to reduce violence but continue the drug war.
How's he gonna do that well he plans to replace the army units with federal police.
Not bagging the cartel kingpins but to improve prosecution rates which are abysmal.
He's also bringing in general to heal from Columbia they defeated the -- -- -- Cali cartels for advising and also for counseling and bringing in some trading.
That is a good sign but US officials worry that free will return to its old ways of cutting deals with the cartels less interference.
For less bloodshed.
Right now it is a wait and see attitude.
And yet -- we'll have to -- the US wrong.
-- -- you right William La Jeunesse live from Mexico City for us this morning thank you.
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