About the Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide:

This site provides a comprehensive guide to the best resources on the 2012 Mexican elections by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center. You can find background on the political parties and candidates, follow where they stand in the polls, check their stance on security, the economy and on other important topics, find sites for further reference, and review the key dates and events in the lead-up to the election itself on July 1st, 2012.


About the Mexico Institute:

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by José Antonio Fernández Carbajal and Roger W. Wallace, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute. The Institute maintains an ongoing focus on five key issues in U.S.-Mexico relations:

Security Cooperation
Economic Integration
Migration and Migrants
Border Issues
Energy and Natural Resources

In addition, the Mexico Institute has an ongoing focus on Democracy and Elections in Mexico, including its speaker series “Dialogues with Mexico/Diálogos con Mexico,” and maintains an active Congressional Initiative, a Public Policy Scholars Program, and a special initiative on transparency and Mexican rural development.


About The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars:

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the living, national memorial to President Wilson. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs.


The content of this Elections Guide, including any data and commentary, are for informational purposes only and do not reflect the views of the Woodrow Wilson Center, its staff, or its board members.  We seek to present the broadest range of information possible about the Mexican elections for an English-speaking audience and welcome any comments on how to improve this effort at mexico@wilsoncenter.org.

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