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Paseo de la Reforma is one of the most important and emblematic avenues of Mexico City. It was originally called Avenue of the Empress, or of the Emperor, because its planning was commissioned by Maximilian I of Mexico, during the Second Mexican Empire. After the triumph of Benito Juárez’s government over the latter, and the restoration of the Republican government, it was renamed as Degollado Avenue, in honor of Santos Degollado. On Juárez’s death, the government led by Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada established its present name in honor to the process known as the Reform.