Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Interpreting the Cabinet Changes

Jorge Fernández Menéndez and Carlos Loret both say that the arrival of Roberto Gil as Calderón's chief of staff means that he, and not Interior Secretary José Francisco Blake, will be managing the politics of Los Pinos agenda. As Loret points out (and other have before him), this was the setup when the late Juan Camilo Mouriño was in the post, which is often pointed to as the period of Calderón's greatest legislative success.

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