Mister Peña ends up offering a strategy almost exactly like that of the government: professionalizing the police, making the judiciary efficient, confronting the problems of the most violent cities, coordinating the three levels of government. There will be those who believe that the first pillar of the proposal, widening the social safety net, is different from what the government is doing today, but that is difficult to prove, above all with the growth in the coverage of health, education, hosing, and anti-poverty programs under this administration. But, again, this is about appealing to sentiments, and taking advantage of Calderón fatigue. That's how you fight for power.
He goes on to say that the plans for congressional majorities are an insufficient, because the real problem is that the real dividing line in Mexico politics is not between the different parties, but between those who want to modernize the political and economic system, and those who want to maintain their privileges under some version of the old system. And each party has significant chunks of both groups; the economic liberals and the conservative right wing in the PAN, the AMLO wing and the New Left in the PRD, and the reformers and the dinosaurs in the PRI.