Mexico City’s Mayor Race Will Echo Beyond the Capital

By Carin Zissis

The competition to succeed Claudia Sheinbaum may be her first major test as a presidential candidate.

After a contentious selection process, Morena is set to name its candidate for Mexico City mayor on November 10, and the battle between Clara Brugada and Omar García Harfuch could be the first significant test to reveal Claudia Sheinbaum’s influence within the ruling party. Either of the two would be in a strong position to win what is considered both the second-most important elected office in the country and a launching pad to the presidency. That means the candidate announcement will not only shape next year’s presidential election, but national politics for years to come. The...

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