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Video: Mexico's Elections and the Race to Los Pinos

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Panelists:

  • Alonso Cervera, Chief Economist for Latin America, Credit Suisse 
  • Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Jorge Suárez-Vélez, Columnist, Reforma and CNN
  • Lisa Schineller, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings (moderator)

The worst thing that could happen for Mexico's exchange rate would be a victory by the ruling party's José Antonio Meade, not a win by populist frontrunner Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). If the governing PRI wins 2 of 9 gubernatorial races, it should count itself lucky. One bright spot in the midst of this election cycle is agreement that something needs to be done about Mexico's stubbornly high poverty levels.

These were some of the comments traded during AS/COA's panel on Mexico's highly contentious 2018 election. Watch the video for insights on the truth about polling, what an AMLO victory could mean for the energy sector, and bright spots for Mexico despite a fierce electoral battle.