Today marks the start of the second half of my administration as head of
government. On this date, I would like to thank each and every
Thank you for your support, thank you for your support of our
institutions, thank you for your criticism, which makes us work harder and,
above all, thank you for your everyday efforts for the benefit of Mexico.
I am also grateful to my co-workers, who serve the society to which we
are indebted on a daily basis.
Over these past three years, we have faced adverse moments and demanding
circumstances: from hurricanes and other natural phenomena, to a
complex, unstable international
environment, with low economic growth.
And, of course, the challenge of combating criminal organizations,
inequalities and poverty.
With responsibility and unity, Mexicans have moved ahead. Faced with each of these situations, as president,
I have had to make decisions, several of which have been difficult.
Some of them have been controversial, others perhaps insufficient,
but I have always-and I can say this
with total conviction- sought the best for families across the country. All the decisions I make as president have the sole
purpose of serving Mexico and Mexicans.
Over the next three years, we will continue to work to ensure that
reforms translate into benefits; that projects become major infrastructure
works and that government policies create improvements in the lives of
In short, we will continue moving forward, with courage and energy to
build the new reality Mexico demands. We have a great deal in our favor: we are a country with an abundance of natural
resources and an ancient culture. We have a strategic geographical position; a functioning democracy; and
a stable, open and increasingly competitive economy.
And above all, we have a creative, talented, dedicated and hardworking
population. As a country, we have a bright future. We must believe in it and act decisively.
It is a fact that the world economy will improve, and when that time
comes, Mexico will be one of the nations with optimal conditions and the greatest strengths to enable it to leverage
this and advance more quickly.
Today there is less violence in the country; we have a stable economy
with the lowest inflation in history, a more dynamic domestic market and the
strongest growth in formal employment ever recorded.
Today Mexico is being transformed; Mexico is evolving and in the
following years, Mexico will be an example of how adversity is faced and
As president, I have had the opportunity to travel the country and
witness Mexicans’ desire to better themselves and get ahead.
I’ve seen it in the smiles of our children and youth; on the faces of
mothers and in the determined expression of workers.
They all know they can succeed; they want to do it and they are working
to achieve this. Mexican
society has both a strong desire and the ability to succeed.
We are a united, courageous, hardworking people who deserve a better
future. And to achieve this, we must give the best of
ourselves individually and collectively join forces.
I firmly believe Mexico is destined to be one of the most prosperous
nations, with the greatest well-being for its people and a great reference for
What we must define today is how much we are going to contribute to
ensure that the Mexico of the future arrives as soon as possible. Let us believe in Mexico, let us believe in
ourselves and in our ability to improve every day.
With this renewed spirit, energy and inspiration you have given me, I
will begin the second half of my government today. We will continue transforming Mexico for you and