Will Peña Nieto be able to win support for energy reform?

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Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
Inter-American Dialogue
Latin America; Mexico; Enrique Peña Nieto; PEMEX; energy sector; reform; energy; policy; PRI; hydrocarbons; production; supply
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Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto has said that reforming the state-run energy sector will be his ""signature issue"" and that he aims to refashion Pemex in the image of Brazil's Petrobras, Bloomberg News reported. However, the Institutional Revolutionary Party fell short of an outright majority in the country's Congress and energy reform has proven to be elusive in the past. Will Peña Nieto be successful in his bid to reform Pemex? What changes will he try to implement and what challenges is he likely to face in getting them passed?