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Mexico 2017: Incumbent disadvantage ahead of 2018

Robles, E. A. & Benton, A. L. ORCID: 0000-0002-2685-4114 (2018). Mexico 2017: Incumbent disadvantage ahead of 2018. Revista de Ciencia Politica, 38(2), doi: 10.4067/s0718-090x2018000200303


Weak economic performance, high inflation, and a devalued peso drew criticism of the incumbent Institutional Revolutionary Party’s (PRI) economic and fiscal policy choices, and kept President Enrique Peña Nieto’s approval ratings low. The incumbent PRI thus entered the 2018 electoral season in a weak position, with reduced chances of defeating its main opposition candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA).

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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