Earl Anthony Wayne, public policy fellow at the Wilson Center and former U.S. ambassador to Mexico has penned an op-ed in The Hill about the incoming presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico.

Wayne says AMLO, as López Obrador is known, promises a historic “transformation,” with wide-ranging reforms and new social programs. He said his electoral landslide last July gave him the congressional majorities he needs to reshape the landscape.

“AMLO has reassured that he will be a pragmatic reformer, promising fiscal responsibility, respect for central bank autonomy and support for the new trade agreement with the United States and Canada. Nevertheless, he faces enormous challenges,” Wayne writes.

Click here to read the Earl Anthony Wayne op-ed in full in The Hill.

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying this news clip shows Andrés Manuel López Obrador addressing supporters after Mexico’s presidential election on July 1. (Photo by Edgard Garrido/Reuters)