Saturday, December 01, 2012

The Passage of Power: A Burro Hall Illustrated Guide for Gringos

This morning, Felipe Calderón [right] ends his six-year term as president of Mexico.


Taking his place will be Enrique Peña Nieto [left].



Peña Nieto - like Calderon before him - defeated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (popularly known as AMLO) [far left], whose term as the self-proclaimed "Legitimate President" ends today as well.



Peña Nieto represents the oxymoronically-named Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which held power for seven decades, until being ousted by the National Action Party (PAN)'s Vicente Fox [right] in 2000.



For reasons that make no sense to anybody, many Mexican states observe the Ley Seca - the "Dry Law" - prohibiting the sale of alcohol on Inauguration Day, which means that, in many Mexican states, there is a frantic rush to stock up the day before Inauguration Day.



Peña Nieto, who has 6 children, will be the 66th president and serve a 6-year term called a sexenio. Which reminds us...



Stay sexy, my friends.  Hasta el fin del mundo...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm confused...the man you are calling EPN does not look like any photos I have seen. Who is that? If this was a tongue in cheek post, I fail to detect the lump in your cheek. Kathe

Burro Hall said...

No, that's EPN - second photo down, on the left. I swear.

Anonymous said...

Ah, reading the captions again, the lump slowly came into focus. Kathe

Anonymous said...

That was the best photo bomb run ever!
Sincerely,
BRIAN DUNNE

Burro Hall said...

Please - we are merely the humble vessel that contains the man's greatness.

Dave said...

You know, this reminds me of a photoshop marathon that some blogger, long ago did with his pug.

Burro Hall said...

Yes, but Homie's the real deal.