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Mexico's Gubernatorial Elections Could Presage Presidency

Jun 4, 2016 | 13:26 GMT
Mexico’s Gubernatorial Elections Could Predict Presidency
Mexicans in 12 states will head to the polls on June 5 to elect governors, an election that historically has foreshadowed the presidential race.
(ENRIQUE CASTRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Gubernatorial elections will take place in 12 of Mexico's 31 states on June 5. These will provide a measure of the popularity of the ruling Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) in advance of the 2018 presidential race. If opinion polls are accurate, the PRI -- which has historically dominated state-level elections -- holds an advantage in seven states, but its grasp on the remainder is far from solid....

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