What an Electoral Upset Means for Mexico

Jun 6, 2016 | 18:19 GMT
Mexico's ruling party fared poorly in several key gubernatorial races June 5, which could presage a difficult presidential election for it in 2018.
(YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

According to preliminary results, Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has lost gubernatorial elections in several of its most important strongholds. The PRI fared much worse than expected in the June 5 elections held in 12 of Mexico's 31 states, apparently losing in at least seven. Six of those states -- including Veracruz and Tamaulipas, which had been under PRI control for more than eight decades -- were among the PRI's most important bastions of support. An alliance between the center-right National Action Party (PAN) and the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) defeated the PRI in Veracruz....

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