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Why I’m Still Optimistic About AMLO

June 19, 2019

There have been three transitions of party power in Mexico since the country’s return to presidential democracy in 2000. 

The first two transitions, in their own ways, fell short. Vicente Fox, whose historic election victory ended over seven decades of PRI control of the presidency, failed to guide Mexico toward a more robust and equitable democracy. Enrique Peña Nieto brought the PRI back to power in 2012 – only for corruption allegations to remind voters why they had booted his party from office in the first place. 

Mexico’s third transition looks more promising. In 2018,...

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