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Mexico Elections

Dispelling Mexico's Mid-Term Myths

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

One has to give it to the PVEM; its gamble to break the rules from day one paid off handsomely in the face of an ineffective INE. But the MC proved that you can do as well without such blatant disregard to the law.

Mexico's Midterm Elections Results See Ruling Party Lead, First Independent Wins

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican voters elected their first independent gubernatorial candidate, seen as a protest against party politics, while giving the...

Mexico Elections Raise Fears

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 09.06.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY — The election for governor of the key Mexican border state of Baja California Sunday appeared to be locked in a tight race, with bo...

To Each His Own (Or Cada Loco Con Su Tema)

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 02.03.2013 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

It never ceases to amaze me how much time Mexicans in Mexico spend trying to fix the rest of the world -- while I'm over here searching for bits and pieces of relevant news about my hometown.

Mexico's New President Strikes 'Historic' Deal With Opposition

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Newly inaugurated President Enrique Pena Nieto and top opposition leaders signed an agreement Sunday to increase Mexico's economic grow...

Mexican Hackers Take Over Government Sites

AP | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican hackers have taken over more than a dozen websites belonging to political parties and local governments and posted a message cr...

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...

What to Expect From Mexico's New Legislature

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

For Mexico's reform agenda to truly prosper, it must have three elements of success. The first (and patently obvious) is that the party which is leading charge must garner the necessary political capital to get it through a typically combative congress.

Mexico Under the New PRI: The Best and Worst of All Worlds

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

History doesn't always take the middle ground. Knowing this, what would a Peña Nieto presidency look like in the best and worst of all possible worlds?

Mexico's Election Spotlights Online Media's Potential

Alexander Ragir | Posted 09.25.2012 | World
Alexander Ragir

Mexican students that organized massive protests against the country's biggest broadcaster earlier this month may not have seen their favored candidate win, but they did spotlight how online media can seize the political agenda in a country with little media competition.

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 ...

Old Ruling Party Falls Short Of Majority In Mexico

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's old ruling party and its allies appear to have fallen just short of a majority in both houses of Congress, electoral auth...

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...

Immigrants Express Shock At Return Of Mexico's PRI

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.03.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO -- Mexico's new president may dissuade some immigrants from returning home, despite promising economic opportunities there and a faltering U...

10 Facts About Enrique Peña Nieto

Posted 07.02.2012 | World

By almost all accounts, Enrique Peña Nieto will be the next president of Mexico -- except if you talk to his leftist opponent Andrés Manuel López O...

Molly O'Toole

YoSoy132 Raises Students' Voice In Mexico's Elections | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

Saturday night, on the eve of Mexico's presidential election, tens of thousands of protesters marched with candles through Mexico City, according to E...

A Brief History Of Mexican Politics

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

-- Key developments in Mexico's modern political history: Images and text courtesy of the Associated Press. ...

Mexico's Leftist Runner-Up Won't Concede Defeat

Posted 07.02.2012 | World

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, long the underdog of Mexico's presidential election, has said he won't concede defeat until final votes are tallied in ...

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...

Enrique Pena Nieto Wins Mexico Election

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 08.31.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The apparent victor of Mexico's presidential race, Enrique Pena Nieto, struggled Monday with the sticky bonds of his party's notor...

Molly O'Toole

In Mexico Elections, PRI's Enrique Peña Nieto Declares Victory, But Analyses Vary | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

Votes were cast Sunday in the election for the new president of Mexico, and Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto decl...