MEXICO CITY – Mexico's president-elect is proposing a constitutional reform that would increase access to government information — his first legislative proposal since his election victory became official.
Enrique Pena Nieto has pledged that his Institutional Revolutionary Party will govern with more transparency and less corruption than it did during the 71 years it ruled Mexico with near-total control. His recently certified victory in the July 1 presidential vote returns the party to power after a 12-year break.
Pena Nieto told reporters Wednesday that he wants to give the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection jurisdiction over state and local agencies in addition to its current oversight of the federal government.
He also says that in coming days he will propose the creation of a national anti-corruption commission.