Cabinet of Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador (2018)
The end of the presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto, the 64th president of Mexico, marked a monumental change in Mexican politics. Partido Revolucionario Institucional, a centrist political party that has maintained its uninterrupted grasp on power since the Mexican Revolution, has suffered a humiliating defeat in the 2018 elections to Movimiento Revolucionario Nacional, a left-leaning party led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
During the campaign, López Obrador made bold promises to the voters. He promised to end institutional corruption, a problem that has haunted the former president Peña Nieto. He also proposed a softer policy regarding Mexico’s war on drugs, suggesting amnesty for some drug lords and reducing the military’s involvement in the crisis. In addition to domestic policies, López Obrador must also face the deterioration of the relations with the US, Mexico’s largest trading partner.
It is now December 1, 2018. The cabinet of the 65th president has convened for its first meeting, eager to face the challenges that lies ahead. It is up to you, as the highest executive authorities, to shape the future of Mexico.
Topic A: The Mexican Drug War
Topic B: Economic Relations with the United States
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates: