May 28, 2011

Mexican Politics: Presidential election - Campaigning against crime

A comparison of the security records of the two most likely competing candidates in next year's presidential election, the mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard, and the governor of the adjoining state of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, .

Mexico's presidential election: Campaigning against crime | The Economist: "The policing of Mexico City will come under particular scrutiny as next year’s presidential election nears. That is because governance of the sprawling capital is split between Marcelo Ebrard, the mayor of the Federal District, which encompasses the heart of the city, and Enrique Peña Nieto, the governor of the surrounding Mexico State, which mops up just over half of the capital’s 20m residents.

Mr Peña is the front-runner for the presidential nomination of the formerly ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, whereas Mr Ebrard is vying to carry the flag of the left-of-centre Party of the Democratic Revolution. (His main rival for the nomination, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is himself a former mayor of the capital.)"

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