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Mexico Elections 2012

Democracy Without Garlands: A Retrospective of 12 Years of PAN Rule

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

With the inauguration of Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI on December 1, Mexico's short history of multi-party rule entered a new chapter, after a dozen years of rule by the center-right PAN came to an end.

Art Imitating Life: Will Ferrell's "The Campaign" and Presidential Elections

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 11.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

The Republican campaign is a mess, the Mexican campaign was a mess, when the media manipulates the audiences they make a mess, but I'll just say that unlike Mexico, the voters in the United States still have a choice.

Mexico Officials Finally Declare Official Election Winner


MEXICO CITY — Mexico's highest electoral authority declared Friday that Enrique Pena Nieto was the legitimate winner of the July 1 presidential ...

Leftist Leader Refuses To Recognize Mexican Election Results


MEXICO CITY -- Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he is refusing to recognize the results of Mexico's preside...

Thousands Of Mexicans March In Protest Of Election Results

AP | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Thousands marched through Mexico City's center on Sunday to protest what they called the "imposition" of the candidate of the old ...

Did Mexico's Prez-Elect Commit Election Fraud?

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The conservative National Action Party joined Mexico's main leftist party Thursday in accusing the winner of the country's July 1 ...

Runner-Up Likely To Challenge Mexico Election Results In Court

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he will mount court challenges against the results ...

Official Vote Count Confirms Pena Nieto Victory

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The official count in Mexico's presidential election concluded on Friday with results showing that former ruling party candidate E...

Mexico Elections Headed For Massive Recount

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican electoral authorities said Wednesday they are recounting more than half the ballot boxes used in the weekend's presidentia...

Partial Recount Called For Mexico's Election

AP | Olga R. Rodriguez | Posted 07.05.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican electoral authorities said Wednesday they will recount more than half the ballot boxes used in the weekend's presidential elec...

Creaky Economy To Test Mexico's New President

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2012 | World

By Krista Hughes MEXICO CITY, July 2 (Reuters) - Mexico's creaky domestic economy, riddled with monopolies and inefficiencies, makes t...

Vote-Buying Worries Plague Mexican Elections

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 08.30.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Political reforms in Mexico have made it much harder to steal an election, officials say. But a lot of people think you can still ...

Drug Cartels Register Their Votes In Mexico's Election With Scare Tactics

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press EMILIANO ZAPATA, Mexico -- Before the sun climbed above the hills around this central Mexican town, Saul G...

What You Need To Know About Mexico's Election

AP | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

On Sunday, Mexico holds its second presidential election since the 2000 vote that unseated the Institutional Revolutionary Party after more than seven...

Mexican Presidential Candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota: "I'll Help Mexicans Stay in Mexico"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

For the first time ever, a woman could win Mexico's presidential election. Recently Vázquez Mota added an unexpected twist to the campaign by asking her female followers to withhold "hanky panky" until their husbands agree to vote.

Mexico's Presidential Underdog

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Four days before Mexico's presidential election, much of the nation's attention is focused on a man who appears certain to lose. ...

Mexico President Says Successor Must Keep Up Drug War

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Five days before the vote to elect his successor, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon is urging the country's next leader not to abandon...

Mexico Presidential Candidate Sees Big Lead Ahead Of Weekend's Elections

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's presidential front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto maintained his wide lead over leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and hi...

Mexican Election Signals New Tack In Drug War

New York Times | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The top three contenders for Mexico’s presidency have all promised a major shift in the country’s drug war strategy, placing a hig...

Former President Makes Shocking Endorsment

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 06.07.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Former President Vicente Fox is asking Mexicans to unite behind the Institutional Revolutionary Party's candidate if he wins the presid...

WATCH: Mexican Presidential Candidate Puts Foot In Mouth

Posted 04.03.2012 | Latino Voices

Everyone makes mistakes. But Mexican presidential candidate, Josefina Vazquez Mota, took the cake during her speech in Teziutlán, Puebla, when she mi...


AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Raul Enrique Trujillo was 6 years old when voters kicked Mexico's long-ruling party out of the presidency after decades of government b...

Aurelia Fierros

Mexicans Living In The U.S. Prepare To Vote Back Home | Aurelia Fierros | Posted 12.04.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Mexican nationals in the U.S. and in 112 other nations can now register to vote in their country’s July 1, 2012 presidential election...

Mexican Green Party Will Support Leading Presidential Hopeful

AP | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's small Green Party says it will support leading presidential hopeful Enrique Pena Nieto in his bid to lead a return to power fo...