The MexicoBlog of the CIP Americas Program monitors and analyzes international press on Mexico with a focus on the US-backed War on Drugs in Mexico and the struggle in Mexico to strengthen the rule of law, justice and protection of human rights. Relevant political developments in both countries are also covered.
Jul 2, 2012
Mexico's PAN suffers heavy losses in general elections
The governing PAN party of Mexico has lost the presidential election, with Josefina Vazquez Mota falling in third place. It will be the third party in the lower house of Congress and the second party in the Senate. The party plans to make changes after these election results.
Fox News Latino: Mexico's governing National Action Party, or PAN, suffered "a huge defeat" in the general elections and will now have to "regroup and pick itself up," party chairman Gustavo Madero said Monday.
Mexico is going through "a transition that is still at risk," Madero told MVS radio.
The PAN chairman said he did not plan to resign, but he added that the party was undergoing "self-criticism and was humbled" by the election results. Read more.