Felipe Calderon

Mexico's President-elect tells TIME about his plans for economic reform Felipe Calderon

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Mexican president Felipe Calderon

What sort of initiatives do you plan to pursue in your first 100 days in office?

I have clearly established three priorities: combatting poverty, creating jobs--which was the principal platform of my campaign--and improving public security. Regarding poverty, I want to create a public-policy consensus, above all in education and health, that will let me move ahead quickly, and I'll need support from the Congress for these budget priorities. As for employment, I insisted during my campaign--and I still insist--that we need a competitive, job-creating economy. But in order to have that, you have to make market conditions more competitive, and...

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