The Week in Review: 12/12/2011

December 12, 2011

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

Enrique Peña Nieto has a “Rick Perry moment” at a renowned Mexican book fair, the three PAN candidates prepare to formally register for the party’s primary, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador tells supporters he will win in 2012 as he did in 2006. 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: 8/29/2011

August 29, 2011

Katie Putnam and Eric Olson, The Mexico Institute’s Elections Guide, 8/29/2011

Casino Royale

There were two stories this past week with potentially large impacts on the 2012 elections. The first was the unfolding scandal and allegations of mishandling of government finances in Coahuila during the time when Humberto Moreira (PRI) was governor. Moreira is now the president of the PRI, a party seeking to shed its image as an old-style, corrupt institution in favor of a party that has transformed itself in time to win elections in 2012. Secondly, public outrage and calls for government resignations after the horrifying attack on the Casino Royale in Monterrey suggest that President Calderón and his party (PAN) face a difficult political environment as they prepare for the 2012 presidential election, which may turn into a referendum on Calderón’s security policies and frontal assault on organized crime. Read the rest of this entry »