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Mexico Treasury Secretary announces presidential bid

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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