Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon was the campaign manager for Luis Colosio. After his assasination, The incumbent, Salinas, chose Zedillo as the replacement. However, the opposition saw this as Salinas just retaining power, for Zedillo was not a politician, but an economist. Nevertheless, Zedillo took power and only a few days later, a major economic crisis hit Mexico, though Salinas is usually blamed for the crisis. Mexico only recovered after Bill Clinton loaned $50 billion to Mexico.