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Gangs and trade wars: What kind of Mexico awaits the new president? | Global Voices

This is the third installment in our series on Mexico’s upcoming elections on 1 July 2018. In the first post Global Voices looked at the background of Mexican democracy after 70 years of a hegemonic party in power. In the second piece they looked briefly at each of the four aspiring presidential candidates. In this latest post, they turn our attention to the opinion polls and the general state of the country.

What do the polls say?

Following the three debates officially organized by the electoral authorities, there are approximately two weeks left until Mexicans go to the ballot box. The pollsters (Consulta MitofskyB&LGCE to mention a few) and analyses of polling averages (Oraculus) all identify a clear leader. All consistently report Andrés M. López in the lead, approaching 50% of voting count, followed – although not closely – by Ricardo Anaya.

As we discussed in the last part of this series, Andrés M. López was put forward by the political party he founded (Movimiento Regeneración Nacional – MORENA) after having made two previous unsuccessful bids.

Read the whole story here: Gangs and trade wars: What kind of Mexico awaits the new president? · Global Voices

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