Mexico politics: Election time – VIDEO


On July 1st, Mexicans head to the polls to elect a new president. Although Enrique Peña Nieto, of the PRI, is widely tipped as the favourite, all candidates have been campaigning vigorously, and prospects for political and economic reform following the election remain uncertain.

Irene Mia, regional director for Latin America, and Rodrigo Aguilera, Mexico analyst, talk to Coralie Zacchino about the outlook for Mexico following the presidential contest.

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(Approx running time: 11mins 30sec


1. With the last week of campaigning underway, how do things look for the three main candidates?

2. The 2006 elections were marred by suspicions of fraud and some post-election unrest. Could we expect something similar this time around?

3. Which policy proposals from the three main candidates would you highlight as the most relevant?

4. Are any of the candidates a risk for the attractiveness of Mexico as a business destination?

5. Businesses are concerned about the security situation. Will a new president change any of that?