A pacific transition

The cooperation between Peña Nieto and López Obrador brings stability and assurance to the public, cooperation will be key for the transitional period

A pacific transition
Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and Elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Photo: Taken from Presidencia Mexico Twitter account
English 04/07/2018 10:54 Mexico City Newspaper Leader by EL UNIVERSAL Actualizada 10:59
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The country has complex challenges ahead: scarce economic growth, organizations in which insecurity, corruption, human rights violations, among other things, prevail.

Therefore, the country requires that the work within the institutions doesn't stop, that public policies designed to attack the government are developed properly. To sum up, beyond the government change, the extended cooperation of the outgoing administration and the transition team is needed, that will lead to the arrival of a new federal government.

Until now, the signals sent out by Enrique Peña Nieto's government and the winner of the presidential election, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, are positive. The reigning atmosphere in their first meeting at Palacio Nacional was harmonious, besides the fact that the call for unity and putting the country ahead of personal interests have prevailed in discourses and in attitudes.

Unlike what happened during the presidential campaigns, the beginning of the transition highlights the democratic civility of its protagonists. During the electoral process, the accusations between candidates and the allegations against the federal government created a tense atmosphere within the public space, typical of the fight for power, nevertheless, it wasn't clear how they would put an end to such a negative climate.

The first signs of the transition process have more to do with calmness and goodwill than with confrontation. They are characteristics that have endured since the alternation of power began in hour country, 18 years ago.

When institutionalism is beyond any doubt, when the country is beyond group interests, it is possible to go from one government to another in a harmonious way, the way it has been in the past and how it currently is.

On the federal level, stability has been achieved within transition processes, an attribute that must be replicated on a state and municipal level. It is necessary that the foundations of democracy have strength in every government level, that in every part of the country the transition between governments occurs in the best terms to benefit the institutions and the citizens.

There's no time to waste. The huge public and shared problems are still there. Society's most compelling needs haven't vanished, therefore, the meeting and the dialogue between the outgoing administration and the winners of the election must take place in a cooperation context so that, ultimately, they benefit the country.

This spirit has to be maintained during the rest of the transition and the Mexican democracy will be strengthened even more.


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