Mexico has elected a new president and he pledged to remedy secrecy, heavy security and luxury of the presidential office.
In line with his comments of change, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador first sign of a fresh start was holding a press conference. Something his predecessors rarely indulged in.
“Isn’t that a change, that I am here, informing you?” Lopez Obrador asked reporters.
The new president made his inaugural flight as leader by commercial airliner. He has promised to sell the presidential jet.
Lopez Obrador then came to Mexico City’s National Palace via the same white Volkswagen Jetta that he has used up to taking office.
He has declined the military bodyguards favored by his predecessors and instead travels with a small staff of aides who maintain security.
“I feel safe, protected and supported by the Mexican people,” Lopez Obrador said.
While the new president is the oldest in half a century at 65, he has showed significant drive and desire for reform.