It would be difficult for the PRI to return to its corrupt, authoritarian past even if it wanted to. Mexico has changed significantly since it last held the reins of power and Peña Nieto, its new public face, appears to represent more than a cosmetic improvement. He has been endorsed by Vincente Fox, the man who ended 70 years of PRI rule in 2000. Fox has rejected the candidate of his own PAN party, Josefina Vázquez Mota, in favor of Peña Nieto — a tell-tale sign that the PRI is much more palatable than it once was.
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