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Cablegate: (C/Nf) General Mexican Leadership (C-Al9-02352)

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Secretary of State
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SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/04/2034
TAGS: PINR PGOV MX
SUBJECT: (C/NF) GENERAL MEXICAN LEADERSHIP (C-AL9-02352)

REF: A. 314/07696-07
B. 314/88816-06
C. 314/81745-07
D. MEXICO 002071
E. MEXICO 007033
F. 314/061600-09
G. 314/068064-09
H. 314/045987-09

Classified By: ELISSA G. PITTERLE, DIRECTOR, INR/OPS. REASON: 1.4(C).

1. (C/NF) WASHINGTON ANALYSTS HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY
INTERESTED IN MEXICO'S LEADERSHIP DYNAMICS, AND WE HAVE
APPRECIATED POST'S COVERAGE OF THIS TOPIC, REFS A-E HAVE
SPECIFICALLY BEEN USEFUL TO GAUGE INSIGHT INTO THESE
DYNAMICS. WE ARE INTERESTED IN REVISITING OUR ASSESSMENT OF
MEXICAN PRESIDENT CALDERON TO BETTER INFORM US POLICYMAKERS
ON HIS LEADERSHIP STYLE. REFS F-H HAVE INDICATED THAT
CALDERON AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE CURRENTLY UNDER GREAT
STRESS FROM THE DRUG WAR, ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, AND HIS PARTY'S
MIDTERM ELECTION LOSSES. DESPITE RECENT REPORTING WE ARE
STILL INTERESTED IN HOW THESE CURRENT STRESSES ARE AFFECTING
HIS PERSONALITY AND MANAGEMENT STYLE AND HOW THAT STYLE IS
AFFECTING THE RUNNING OF THE GOVERNMENT ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT
OF RECENT CABINET CHANGES. IN THE COURSE OF POST'S REGULAR
MEETINGS, WE WOULD WELCOME ANY INSIGHT POST CAN PROVIDE ON
THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.

A. (U) PRESIDENT CALDERON

1) (C/NF) HOW DOES PRESIDENT CALDERON REACT TO VIEWPOINTS
THAT ARE DIFFERENT FROM HIS OWN? (DOES HE LIKE TO GET INTO
DEBATES WITH PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM? DOES HE PREFER TO
LISTEN TO THEIR VIEWPOINT, THINK ON IT FOR A WHILE, AND COME
BACK WITH A RESPONSE?) DOES HE SURROUND HIMSELF WITH PEOPLE
WHO HAVE A VARIETY OF VIEWPOINTS, OR DOES HE PREFER "YES MEN"?

2) (C/NF) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE CALDERON'S MANAGEMENT
STYLE (MORE OF AN "IDEA MAN" OR MORE OF A "MICROMANAGER")?
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF HIS MANAGEMENT STYLE ON THOSE WHO
WORK FOR HIM?

3) (C/NF) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE CALDERON'S PERSONALITY?
WHAT VALUES/BELIEFS/BEHAVIORS DOES CALDERON HOLD MOST DEARLY,
AND RESPECT MOST IN OTHERS (TRUTHFULNESS, LOYALTY, RESPECT,
ETC)?

4) (C/NF) WHAT ARE CALDERON'S PLANS' FOR THE REMAINDER OF
HIS TERM? (SECURITY, ECONOMY, PAN PARTY, DEALING WITH THE
PRI)?

B. (U) CABINET

1) (C/NF) WHAT ARE THE GOALS FOR PRESIDENT CALDERON'S
SECURITY AND ECONOMIC SECTIONS OF HIS CABINET DURING THEIR
REMAINING TIME IN OFFICE? HOW DO THEY PLAN ON ACHIEVING THOSE
GOALS?

2) (C/NF) HOW DO THEY INDIVIDUALLY VIEW THE UNITED STATES,
AND HOW STRONG IS THEIR WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH US
OFFICIALS?

3) (C/NF) WHAT IS THE CURRENT RELATIONSHIP STATUS OF
PRESIDENT CALDERON'S CABINET? DO ALL MEMBERS GET ALONG? HAVE
RIVALRIES, FRIENDSHIPS BEEN FORMED? HAVE THESE RELATIONSHIPS
TRICKLED DOWN TO THE WORKING LEVEL STAFFS OF EACH CABINET
MEMBER,S OFFICE?

4) (C/NF) HAS JOB STRESS AFFECTED ANY OF THE SECURITY AND
ECONOMIC SECTIONS OF HIS CABINET MEMBERS, HEALTH? IF SO,
HOW? WHAT ARE SOME WAYS THESE MEMBERS ARE ADDRESSING THIS
STRESS?

2. (U) PLEASE CITE C-AL9-02352 IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF
REPORTING IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS.
CLINTON

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