New: The Mexico Institute’s 2015 Elections Guide

April 6, 2015

2015Elections_LargeOn June 7th 2015, Mexicans will take to the polls to elect a new cohort of federal deputies. This new generation of politicians will be the first deputies who are eligible for re-election since the Porfiriato system broke apart with the Mexican revolution.   In 2018, federal legislators will be allowed to stand for re-election for up to a total of 12 years, providing a unique opportunity to build caucuses within the congress and hopefully develop a more professional legislative support staff.

In addition to the 500 federal deputies, Mexico will elect 17 state-level legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. This year´s election is also, of course, a litmus test of public opinion regarding the PRI government of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Much has been made of the President´s low public approval rating, but his party remains the most popular in the eyes of the Mexican electorate, with around 32% in a recent poll. If one adds in the support for the PRI´s coalition partner Green Party, that figure quickly approaches 40%, potentially sufficient to give the governing coalition another majority in the Chamber of Deputies.

The Wilson Center´s Mexico Institute is marking this historic election by launching a new web resource that brings the latest polling numbers, analysis and opinion to our readers. The Mexico Institute’s 2015 Elections Guide will be updated daily and will provide a one-stop shop for English language information on the vote.

We hope you enjoy the new resource, and please send us your comments and suggestions so that we can improve the service.

Sincerely,
Duncan Wood

Visit the Mexico Institute’s 2015 Elections Guide


Mexico’s 2012 Presidential Election – Mapping Results

July 2, 2012

Terra/IFE, 07/01/2012

For a continuous update on the voting results of the election, by state, click here.

 


Video: Josefina Vázquez Mota spoke to the nation and acknowledged defeat [in Spanish]

July 2, 2012

Univision, 07/01/2012

Josefina Vázquez Mota

Josefina Vázquez Mota spoke to the nation and acknowledged her defeat earlier in the evening.

To see video click here.


Mexico’s new president will face a changing nation [Op-Ed]

June 29, 2012

The Washington Post, Editorial Board, 6/29/2012

Mexico has a more organized civil society and stronger news media than ever before. The question about the telegenic Mr. Peña Nieto is not whether he would return to the past but whether he can succeed at breaking the grip of entrenched interests and drug cartels.

The next president will need a fresh approach.

Read more…


Mexico presidential candidates pledge to respect election results

June 29, 2012

Fox News Latino, 06/29/2012

Mexico’s four presidential candidates signed a pact to respect the results of Sunday’s elections and reject any acts of violence.

“The pact must be understood as a commitment of all political parties to respect in every electoral area the will of the citizens as expressed at the polls,” IFE chair Leonardo Valdes said.


New graphs from JOIN – Agencia Ciudadana de Noticias

June 22, 2012

Jovenes Informados: Agencia Ciudadana de Noticias, June 2012

The Mexico based Group ‘JOIN: Agencia Ciudadana de Noticias’ has released two graphs in the series ‘Propuestas Candidatos 2012′ having to do with the economy in Mexico. According to the group, their graphs are based on publicly available information and are intended to inform the public on the proposals of the presidential candidates regarding a variety of issues currently facing Mexico.

To see the graphs click on the following: Economy graph 1. Economy graph 2.


New graphs from JOIN – Agencia Ciudadana de Noticias

June 22, 2012

Jovenes Informados: Agencia Ciudadana de Noticias, May 2012

The Mexico based Group ‘JOIN: Agencia Ciudadana de Noticias’ has released two graphs in the series ‘Propuestas Candidatos 2012′ having to do with science/technology and energy in Mexico. According to the group, their graphs are based on publicly available information and are intended to inform the public on the proposals of the presidential candidates regarding a variety of issues currently facing Mexico.

To see the graphs click on the following: Energy graph 1. Science and technology graph 2.


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