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Mexico Presidential Elections

Post-Election, Mexico's #YoSoy132 Movement Faces Uncertain Future

Alexander Ragir | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Alexander Ragir

The Mexican youth movement #YoSoy132 shook up the debate before the country's presidential elections in July. Now that the ballots have closed, #YoSoy132 is trying to find its footing in the nation's political scene.

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 ...

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...

The Return of the Old Guard: What a PRI Victory Means for Mexico's Future

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

At best, a constructive PRI will see that the path of cooperation, compromise and restraint will be the key to eventually aspiring for another shot at the presidency in 2018. But at worst, an attempt to take its bad habits to the presidency will do the country little good.

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...

Will The Old Ruler Regain The Throne?

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 08.31.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's old guard prepared to sail back into power after a 12-year hiatus Sunday as the president of the long-ruling party said 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 ...

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. ...

'The Middle Class Is The Big Prize'

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

NAUCALPAN, Mexico -- Middle class voters like Gerardo Olivo helped drive Mexico's ruling party from power 12 years ago, ending its seven decades of ru...

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...

Mexican Presidential Front-Runner Divides Opinions

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- With a promise to "leave behind the practices of the old politics," Mexican presidential front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto held his first...

Adultery Site Uses Mexico Presidential Candidate As Poster Boy

AP | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A website that promises to help people have discreet extra-marital affairs is using Mexico's presidential race to promote its services ...

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...

Leftist Gains Ground On Pretty-Boy In Polls

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appears to be gaining ground going into the final month of Mexico's presidential race, polls i...

Mexico Protests Do Poll Damage For Frontrunner

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, May 29 (Reuters) - Enrique Pena Nieto, the front-runner in Mexico's presidential race, has suffered his biggest drop in support during ...

Mexico Front-Runner: Central Theme Is 'Diminishing Violence'

AP | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Shortly after sunrise last month in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, police found 14 butchered bodies in a van outside city hall, a sal...

WATCH: All Eyes On Former Playboy Playmate During Mexico's Presidential Debate

Posted 05.09.2012 | Latino Voices

The first debate of Mexico's 2012 presidential election took place this past Sunday night, but unfortunately it seems the candidates had to share the ...

Mexican Presidential Candidates Face Off In Heated Debate


MEXICO CITY — The front-runner in Mexico's presidential race fended off rivals' attempts to paint him as a liar with corrupt backers, emerging f...

First Female President Hope Wanes

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Josefina Vazquez Mota exulted in the explosion of camera flashes as a pumped-up crowd cheered her victory in a bruising three-way ...

Presidential Candidate Accuses Rivals Of Wiretapping

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The campaign of conservative presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota charged Tuesday that the rival Institutional Revolutiona...

Official Finds Unusual Way To Transport $1.9 Million In Cash

AP | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Political rivals slammed each other Tuesday over $1.9 million in wads of cash found stuffed into a state official's luggage at a centra...