On December 1, 2012, Mexico got a new president; Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in, bringing the PRI –the party that ruled the country for more 70 years– back to power after 12 years of the PAN party holding the presidency.
After several hours sharing mixed feelings and following the protests [es] against the new president, netizens began using the hashtag #SiYoFueraPresidente [es] (If I were president) to share their own views about the most pressing issues affecting the country.
Juls Caesars (@JulsCaesars) [es], for example, expressed his concern about poverty in Mexico:
Adriana Llabres (@Adrillabres) [es] said that her priority as president would be the ethical treatment of animals:
Meanwhile, L. Fernando Rdz. (@BlackNahual) [es] challenged the president's closeness to the Mexican people:
And Casablanca (@aalms) [es] listed two important issues:
Mafer Marin (@MaferMarin) [es] referred to the few employment opportunities available for new University graduates:
Maribel Rodriguez (@candyro8819) [es] criticized the corrupt governments that don't keep their promises:
Alex Kuzado (@pormistuits) [es] joked about the national beverage, Tequila, and San Lázaro, where the Chamber of Deputies is located and where Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in as president:
Finally, Teacher R Valdes (@ricky_black) [es] said the best way to govern is not with words but with actions:
Mexicans also used the hashtags #CambioDeGobierno2012 (change in government 2012), #MéxicoNoTienePresidente (Mexico doesn't have a president), #transición2012 (transition 2012), and #EPN (for Enrique Peña Nieto's initials) to share reports and express their thoughts throughout the day.
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