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In an interview with TIME's Lopez shortly after he declared victory, Zedillo said he planned to include former opposition figures in his government for the first time in Mexican history -- and over objections from members of his own party. "(This would be) a personal matter and my own decision, which would not be subject to negotiation with other parties," he said. Lopez says Zedillo's prospective beau geste isn't politically necessary: "I think he showed great restraint. He could be gloating now and he's not."