Three Things to Watch in Mexico’s Election

By Carin Zissis

Beyond the presidential race, contests for nine governorships and Congress will shape the nation’s political future.

As the hours tick down to Mexico’s election day, the opposition campaign is battling the perception that the outcome is a foregone conclusion. Presidential frontrunner Claudia Sheinbaum of the governing Morena party’s coalition holds more than a 20-point lead over Xóchitl Gálvez, a former senator representing a coalition of traditional parties that were one-time foes. Despite her dominant polling lead, Sheinbaum has called on Mexico’s nearly 100 million voters to participate en masse to stave off electoral fraud. In doing so, she echoes a well-worn tactic of her political mentor,...

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