Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto names cabinet
December 1 , 2012
Mexico's incoming president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has named a 20-member cabinet ahead of his inauguration.
Only three women will be in government as the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) returns to power following a 12-year absence.
Mexico's foreign minister will be Jose Antonio Meade. He served as treasury minister in President Felipe Calderon's outgoing government.
The new cabinet was presented by the man chosen as interior minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, whose main task will be to transfer responsibility for coordinating the drugs war from the public security ministry to the interior ministry.
General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda is to head the defence ministry while the he new finance minister will be Luis Videgaray, who was in charge of Pena Nieto's presidential campaign and has experience in local government, congress and the private sector.
Pedro Joaquin Coldwell is to serve as energy minister, a key role due to the importance of Mexico's huge oil industry.