Enrique Peña Nieto, who was governor of the State of Mexico, knows that, in the national political life, everything begins and ends with the figure who wears the sash and who embodies the Executive Power, that is, the president.
That is why the level of continuous wear that his administration has had with several governors is surprising.
In that sense, the country should now be able to create a source of light that can lead to a solution, because it is no longer enough to just coast by.
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other institutions in the field, the economy is now looking better and recovering. But politics, in turn, are even worse than they seems, since there isn’t any cohesion among the forces within our government.
Because at the end of the day, the president represents the first and the last of the governors. And in that sense, the strengths and weaknesses in each of them — the people responsible for the second level of government — decisively determine the perception that the Mexican people have about the operation of the government apparatus.
Now, with 12 governorships at stake, it is understandable that on many occasions what’s urgent may be what’s most important in politics, but at the same time, precisely because of the election of those 12, we need to prioritize what is exemplary over what is circumstantial.
There are governors who have broken all canons of common sense, sparking problems of public, social and economic order. But the important thing is that, regardless of whether they have done that out of malice or simple incompetence, they have placed the name of Mexico in a very questionable position.
In that context, the country needs a clear governance about which direction it is going. Because right now, as we agree on the steps toward 2018, through the elections of June 5, we should make things clear and know that the number of voters is not the only important thing, but that we should also care about the whole game of legitimacies and what they spread to each other.
Now, considering that we are immersed in a generally failed scenario, beyond the number of governorships that are won or lost, the transmission of the Mexican state as a whole will be in trouble.
Therefore, it will be necessary to restore ethics and commitment in order to make the upcoming election be known, in the sense that all the mistakes of our many governors not be hidden, which so far the president has not responded to.