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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Better economic prospects for Mexico depend on a concerted push to end corruption in the country, the governor of the central bank said in an interview published on Wednesday.
Carstens said the urgency for the current anti-corruption push mirrors a push to tame rampant inflation a generation ago.
“This is the issue that we need to solve in order to close the circle and really have a much better economic performance,” he said.
Corruption is shaping up to be a key issue in next year’s presidential election, with opinion polls showing President Enrique Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) faces a serious risk of being voted out of office.
Carstens is due to leave the central bank next month to take the top job at the Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements, cutting short a tenure meant to have lasted until 2021.