REACTION: Mexico’s Midterm Elections Change Balance of Power

By AQ Editors

AMLO's coalition lost precious seats in Congress, placing a hurdle on his plans to pursue constitutional changes.

Mexicans went to the polls on Sunday in a record-breaking election: by number of posts to be filled — close to 20,000  —  by number of candidates and ultimately, by turnout as well, with 52% of voters casting ballots. The results were mixed for the governing party, MORENA, which was able to grab several governorships (projected to have won 9 to 11 out of 15 up for grabs), giving the party a strong political platform ahead of the 2024 presidential election. However, MORENA and its allies lost the 334-seat supermajority in Congress, and President Andrés Manuel López...

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