The Week in Review: 11/28/2011

November 28, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 11/28/2011

Beltrones

Manlio Fabio Beltrones has dropped out of the PRI primary, clearing the way for Enrique Peña Nieto’s candidacy. The news comes two weeks after the PRD united behind Andrés Manuel López Obrador on November 16th. The PAN is now the only major party yet to select its candidate, although Josefina Vázquez Mota has emerged as the frontrunner. Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 11/21/2011

November 21, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 11/21/2011

The PRD selects Andrés Manuel López Obrador as its official candidate, who will lead a now united left. The PRI’s leading contender Enrique Peña Nieto announces his intention to open Pemex to more private investment, and the PAN’s Ernesto Cordero releases a six-point agenda. Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 10/31/2011

October 31, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 10/31/2011

Luisa María Calderón

CSIS features a new profile of Enrique Peña Nieto, the PRD’s quest for party unity continues, Santiago Creel breaks from President Calderón’s security strategy, and the PAN candidate (and the President’s sister) pulls ahead in the lead-up to the November 13th gubernatorial election in Michoacán.  Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 10/17/2011

October 17, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 10/17/2011

López Obrador

Candidates have begun to specify their policy agendas: Andrés Manuel López Obrador (PRD) unveiled his security, economic, and social philosophy in Washington, DC at the Mexico Institute this week, Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI) released a ten-point economic plan; and President Felipe Calderón (PAN) made controversial statements to the press about security. Josefina Vázquez Mota (PAN) will speak at a Mexico Institute and Inter-American Dialogue event on Friday, October 21st, and several prominent politicians and academics advocated forming a coalition government after the 2012 elections to end Mexico’s political gridlock. Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 10/3/2011

October 3, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 10/3/2011

Peña Nieto

Leading presidential contender Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI) answers criticisms of his crime statistics as former PRI leader Beatriz Paredes considers entering the Mexico City mayoral contest. The PAN and PRD face questions on the divisive abortion debate, and Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard (PRD) continues to develop his environmental platform. Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 9/26/2011

September 26, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 9/26/2011

The field of candidates in each party has narrowed and formalized, as trailing contenders drop out of the race and stronger candidates officially enter the race. With an increasingly clear field, we turn our focus to the candidate’s standings in the polls and provide links to more information about each candidate. Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 9/19/2011

September 19, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 9/19/2011

The PAN candidates have agreed to a debate, as PRD contender and Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard announces a cabinet shuffle and PRI frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto’s successor is sworn in in the State of Mexico. The IFE determined its electoral calendar for the upcoming year. Read the rest of this entry »


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