Mexico City, January 8th, 2009. Leftist PRD's Senate Leader, Carlos Navarrete, praises plan for opportunity and "right direction". World's 2nd richest man, Carlos Slim, agrees with plan. Plan's "very important", says Mexico City Mayor, Marcelo Ebrard. Both Congress' Chambers' Leaders support the plan. U.S. ambassador Garza said he expected Mexico to withstand the effects of the crisis, adding, "Mexico enjoys continuous economic growth, low external debt, strong currency reserves, controlled rates of inflation, and solid financial institutions."
Jose A. Gurria, OECD Secretary General, says plan is synchronized with global efforts. People close to leftist former Mexico City Mayor Lopez-Obrador like Porfirio Muñoz-Ledo call the plan "timorato" (prudish). PRD's National Chair Jesus Ortega says the plan is weak. PRI governors like Eugenio Hernandez and Enrique Peña support the plan. PAN's National Chair Martinez and Cardinal Rivera, Mexico's Catholic Archbishop, haven't expressed their views. Stock exchanges seemed to like the plan as Mexico's bonds rose for a sixth day.