Mexico's president to choose head of force

The opposition fears the president's will go back on his promise to appoint a civilian as the leader.

    There are concerns the Mexican president may backtrack over his promise to appoint a civilian as the head of the new National Guard.

    The controversial 50,000 strong National Guard force made up of military personnel and federal police is supposed to fight rising crime.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Mexico City.


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