The Week in Review: 12/19/2011

December 19, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 12/19/2011

Josefina Vázquez Mota has a substantial lead over her two competitors for the PAN nomination, according to a new poll. Enrique Peña Nieto names his campaign coordinator, while the Mexican Congress finally selects candidates for the open seats in the Federal Electoral Institute.  Read the rest of this entry »


The Week in Review: 11/14/2011

November 14, 2011

Katie Putnam, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 11/14/2011

The PRI emerges victorious from the last night’s close Michoacán gubernatorial election (November 13th). Meanwhile, the Mexican government launched an investigation into the helicopter crash that killed Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora and seven others on November 12th. The PRD is set to release the results of the opinion polls conducted to determine its candidate on November 15th, and Enrique Peña Nieto begins his visit to Washington, DC. 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: 10/10/2011

October 10, 2011

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

The PRD candidates developed their security and business platforms, as the PRI decided on a February 8th open poll to select its presidential candidate and the PAN approached its own internal selection process. A new poll on the upcoming state election in Michoacán shows the PRI ahead by a significant margin. Read the rest of this entry »


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