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AMLO’s Reforms Will Be Difficult to Pass, Mexico Senate Leader Says

  • Mexican government seeking three major constitutional changes
  • Senate doesn’t plan to push Banxico bill now stalled in house
Ricardo Monreal
Ricardo MonrealPhoto by Carlos Tischler/Getty Images

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s ambitious reform agenda, which includes three major constitutional amendments, faces a difficult path through a divided congress where parties have little appetite to reach consensus, Senate majority leader Ricardo Monreal said.

“It will be complicated,” Monreal said about pushing the government’s legislative priorities in the second part of Lopez Obrador’s six-year term. “I’m not overflowing with optimism, I am cautious,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg News on Tuesday.