• The elections held yesterday in 14 states are proof that our country has political stability, laws and strong, democratic institutions, he said.
  • Now that the elections are over, it is time to leave behind polarization, bitterness and confrontation. It is time to work with unity and as a team for our country, he said.

President Enrique Peña Nieto, said today that the free, highly contested elections held yesterday in 14 states are proof that our country has “political stability, with laws and solid democratic institutions.”

He declared that, “Plurality, competition and power-switching are unequivocal signs of the vitality of our democracy. As leaders, we must listen to and respond to the message of citizens.”

After noting that Sunday’s elections were held in an atmosphere of order, tranquility and peace, the president declared that, “Those who compete in democracy know they can win or lose. Some feel euphoric and others sad and reflective, but in the end, the important thing is that Mexicans are winning and Mexico is winning.”

During the National Meeting of BBVA Bancomer board members, President Peña Nieto said that, “The government will work with the authorities who were elected, with full institutional coordination and with no distinction.”

“Now that the elections are over, it is time to leave behind the polarization, bitterness and confrontation. It is time to work with unity and as a team for our country,” he said.

The president thanked those, “Who voted, especially the thousands of citizens who did their civic duty as polling officials.”

No doubt, he added, “Our democracy is perfectible, but no one can deny that today in Mexico only citizens elect their representatives. Votes count and they are counted properly.”