Mexico election: Economy matters as much as security

Duncan Wood, BBC News, 6/11/12

As Mexico’s presidential race enters its home stretch towards the vote on 1 July, the issue of drug-related violence has not, as widely expected, dominated the campaign…

But just as importantly, this election reflects the Mexican electorate’s judgement on 12 years of economic management by the current ruling party, the National Action Party (PAN)…

On 1 July, it seems increasingly likely that Mexicans will vote to reject the party that has failed to improve their lives in a meaningful way.

Instead they seem set to choose a president who pledges to deliver a better standard of living and a better functioning economy.

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