Jun 26, 2012

Viewpoint: Voters unswayed by Mexico's election campaign

BBC News: On 1 July, Mexicans elect a new president, after a campaign that officially began three months ago but has in fact been under way much longer. Professor Duncan Wood argues that the main feature has been how little scandals, gaffes and protests have affected the candidates' standing.

If the opinion polls are right, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is set to return to the presidency after an absence of 12 years.

The PRI's candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto, has, according to most polls, maintained a double-digit lead over his main rivals, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and Josefina Vazquez Mota of the current governing National Action Party (PAN). Read more.

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