Mexico Treasury Secretary announces presidential bid
Treasury Secretary Jose Antonio Meade declared Monday his intention to be the presidential candidate of Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, the first time a non-PRI member has sought to run on the party’s ticket.
Meade resigned from his Cabinet post earlier in the day, saying he was running as a PRI candidate in hopes of achieving “a country where families always have food on the table.”
Supporters of the long-ruling party quickly rushed to back Meade’s bid.
Source: Associated Press