Photo: Pena Nieto 100 days
President Enrique Peña Nieto marked his first 100 days in office by vowing to bring wide-ranging reform and structural changes to Mexico.
“Each decision made, each action taken is in response to the great goal we set on the first day - to transform Mexico,” Peña Nieto told a gathering of business and political leaders at the National Palace in Mexico City.
Education reform, one of the administration’s top goals, has already been implemented, the president said during Sunday’s 100-day ceremony.
“We did not just come to govern but to really transform” Mexico, Peña Nieto said, adding that he was committed to “leading a democratic presidency” that reaches “agreements and consensus” with the country’s other political parties.
Peña Nieto’s five goals are to bring peace, inclusiveness, quality education, prosperity and a bigger role in the world to Mexico.
The president said in his address that he had implemented a new security and justice policy.
The National Program for the Prevention of Violence and Crime seeks to “reduce” the risk factors that lead to crime, Peña Nieto said.
The 46-year-old Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, took office on Dec. 1.