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AQ Podcast | Mexico: Claudia Sheinbaum’s Election to Lose?

Despite Sheinbaum's advantage, there are still many unanswered questions about Mexico's June 2 elections.
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Less than three months away from Mexico’s elections, analysts see it as a given that Claudia Sheinbaum, the frontrunner, is likely to win. Sheinbaum’s biggest asset is the endorsement of the current president, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, who seems to be transferring his popularity to her candidacy. But there are still a lot of questions about this race and about the candidates. Is there any chance that the opposition candidate Xochitl Gálvez could still pull this off? What defines these two candidates? How might Claudia Sheinbaum be different from López Obrador once she’s elected, in style, and in areas such as energy and security? How is Mexico’s next president likely to interact with the United States, especially given Donald Trump’s past and current rhetoric about Mexico? In this episode, political commentator Carlos Bravo Regidor takes the temperature of the political climate in Mexico. 

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Carlos Bravo Regidor is a political analyst based in Mexico City


Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

If you would like to know more:

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AMLO’s Expansion of the Military Undermines Mexico’s Civilian Tradition by Cecilia Farfán-Méndez, Kathleen Bruhn and Tesalia Rizzo

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