Leftist makes gains in polls in second bid for Mexico’s presidency

Guy Taylor, Washington Times, 6/12/12

Left-leaning candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is climbing back into the limelight in Mexico, where a late bump in the polls has boosted his stature before the nation’s July 1 presidential election…

Should a standoff be looming this time around, it would most likely result be between Mr. Lopez Obrador and centrist front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto.

“It’s unlikely that Lopez Obrador is going to find the same support that he did the last time, and there are two reasons why,” said Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

“One is that the electoral institute overseeing the voting is more credible this time around,” Mr. Selee said. “The other is that if he loses, many people on the left will see him as the past and not the future of their movement.”

Read More…

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 8,801 other followers