Monday, June 27

Elections in Mexico: 3 keys to understanding the importance of the intermediates, the largest electoral process in the history of the country

  • Marcos Gonzalez Diaz
  • BBC News Mundo correspondent in Mexico

A man walks past a sign encouraging voting in the Mexican elections.

Image source, AFP

Mexico already has almost everything ready to celebrate this Sunday the largest elections in the history of the country.

They will not be so only by the number of voters but also by the number of leaders who will be elected: the 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies, the governors of 15 states and some 20,000 local offices.

The country reaches this intermediate election after suffering one of the most violent campaigns in remembrance in which at least 35 candidates were assassinated.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), however, called on the population not to be intimidated and affirmed that security will be guaranteed so that people can vote without fear. He even accused some media of tabloidism and magnify what happened “with the desire to thin the atmosphere.”

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