Thursday, September 07, 2006
Contrary to forecasts that Mexico's President-elect Felipe Calderón will not be able to rule effectively because of defeated leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador's vow to make the country ungovernable, there are 10 powerful reasons to believe that Calderón is likely to weather the storm. First, while Calderón won the July 2 election by only 234,000 votes, he will have the largest legislative bloc in both houses of Congress. Sure, he will still need votes from other parties to pass major reforms, but he will have significantly greater representation in Congress than outgoing President Vicente Fox. Read the full column here. I'm interested in your comments.