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Mexico's presidential winner promises early reform

Mexico's presidential winner promises early reform
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Mexico’s president-elect says he hopes to reform energy policy, the labour market and the tax system even before he takes office in December.

Enrique Pena Nieto won power back for his PRI party after 12 years in opposition, promising to reinvigorate the economy and clampdown on the country’s drugs war that has killed scores of thousands in recent years.

But at about 38 per cent, he got less support than expected, 6 percentage points ahead of the left-winger Lopez Obrador.

Furthermore, electoral sources say his coalition will not win a majority in either house of Congress.

So passing his reforms could prove to be an uphill task and he might have to think about a deal with conservative rivals.