Mexican presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya, who’s polling in second place ahead of the July vote, said that if elected he’ll do everything he can to ensure that incumbent Enrique Pena Nieto and members of his administration are investigated for corruption.
“We will have a full investigation into the corruption of the government, and we’ll take it to its ultimate consequences,” Anaya said in an interview in his campaign office in Mexico City. "The full political will, in this case of the president, will absolutely be used."
The 39-year-old Anaya has enjoyed a surge in support this year since winning the nomination for the business-friendly PAN party. Polls suggest he’s the strongest mainstream challenger to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the leftist who’s held a clear lead for months. Anaya’s promise to go after Pena Nieto and the PRI marks a new contrast with Lopez Obrador, who’s suggested that he would leave any investigations to an independent judiciary if he wins, and talked about forgiveness and reconciliation.