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Mexico president names development minister as new finance chief

Pena Nieto said Wednesday he accepted his finance minister\'s resignation and replaced him with social development minister Jose Antonio Meade.

Published: 08th September 2016 04:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th September 2016 04:45 PM   |  A+A-

Enrique Pena Nieto_AP

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto greets attendees as he arrives at the 8th National Forum for Security and Justice, in Mexico City. (AP)

By AFP

MEXICO: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Wednesday he accepted his finance minister's resignation and replaced him with social development minister Jose Antonio Meade.

Pena Nieto praised Luis Videgaray's work as finance minister, but did not mention his former top aide's reported role in US presidential candidate Donald Trump's controversial visit to Mexico.

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