Mexico elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mexico elections


New president AMLO sets out Mexico's 'transformation'

Dec 04, 2018 - 12:55 PM

'We're at your disposal to answer your questions. There are no limits, no censorship... The media are instruments to keep the people informed,' Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tells reporters

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives his first press conference as president, at the National Palace in Mexico City on December 3, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Leftist Lopez Obrador sworn in as Mexico's new president

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The new president inherits a sticky set of problems from his unpopular predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto

NEW PRESIDENT. Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves after being sworn-in, at the Congress of the Union, in Mexico City on December 1, 2018. Photo by Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Mexico president-elect meets predecessor to ready 'transformation'

Jul 04, 2018 - 11:51 AM

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's victory is the first time in Mexico's modern democracy that a candidate has won more than half the vote

MEETING. Handout picture released by the Mexican Presidency showing President Enrique Peña Nieto (L) and newly elected Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador during a meeting at the National Palace in Mexico City on July 3, 2018. Handout photo by Mexican Presidency/AFP

133 politicians murdered ahead of Mexico elections – study

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:01 AM

The victims include 48 candidates running for office – 28 who are killed during the primary campaigns and 20 during the general election campaign, says Etellekt

VIOLENCE. Relatives grieve next to the coffin of mayoral candidate and member of the National Regeneration Movement Party (MORENA), Jose Remedios Aguirre, during his funeral in Apaseo El Alto, Guanajuato, Mexico, on May 12, 2018. File photo by Gustavo Becerra/AFP

Mexico presidential candidates open race slamming Trump

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:15 AM

The veteran leftist leading the polls, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and his rival, Ricardo Anaya, both hit back hard at Trump, whose anti-Mexican diatribes and insistence that Mexico pay for his planned border wall make him unpopular here

OBRADOR. Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for MORENA party, cheers at his supporters during his first campaign rally, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico, on April 1, 2018. Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Twitter to publish offical info linked to Mexico vote

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Mexico's electoral authority already has a similar accord with Facebook and is preparing another with Google in a bid to fight the spread of false information that plagued the most recent US presidential election

Mexico warns of drug cartel interference in vote

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete says there were reckless attempts to pressure candidates to align themselves to a particular criminal group

INTERIOR MINISTER. Mexico Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete says there are reports that candidates are being pressured by drug cartels. File photo by ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP

Mexico ruling party wins key state, rivals cry foul

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The election in the central state of 16 million people Mexico s wealthiest was being closely watched as a bellwether ahead of presidential polls next year

SECRET VOTE. People vote at a polling station in Texcoco, Mexico State on June 4, 2017, during state election. Pedro Pardo/AFP

Protests, threats and violence overshadow Mexico vote

Jun 07, 2015 - 10:36 PM

The elections are a test for President Pena Nieto whose party and allies expect to maintain a congressional majority despite the protests and political scandals

RALLY. Students and relatives of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa school hold a rally on June 6 as part of the boycott of the regional elections. Photo from EPA/JOSE MENDEZ

Mexico mobilizes army to prevent election boycotts

Jun 07, 2015 - 1:00 AM

Aggrieved teachers in Oaxaca and neighboring states have held several days of sometimes violent protests

ELECTIONS. A man walks in front of a local office of the Institutional Revolutionary Party destroyed by protesting teachers in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas State, Mexico on June 5, 2015. Photo by Moyses Zuñiga/AFP

Turmoil, transition, triumph: The world in 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 10:06 PM

In the world stage 2012 will be remembered not just for its chaos and change but also for reminding the human race that it can emerge victorious against all odds

Turmoil, transition, triumph: The world in 2012. Images courtesy of the Agence France-Presse.

Leftist candidate rejects Mexico results as 'fraudulent'

Jul 03, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday July 2 rejected the victory of rival Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico s presidential election as fraudulent

The presidential candidate for the leftist coalition Progressive Movement of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, offers a press conference in Mexico City, a day after the presidential elections, on July 2, 2012 in Mexico City. AFP PHOTO/Pedro PARDO

Peña Nieto wins Mexico presidential vote: exit polls

Jul 02, 2012 - 11:07 AM

Enrique Peña Nieto the youthful candidate of the party that governed Mexico for decades won a resounding victory Sunday July 1 Monday July 2 in Manila in the country s presidential election exit polls showed

The presidential candidate for Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Enrique Peña Nieto, waves at supporters during an electoral rally in Toluca, Mexico State, on June 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

Back to the future? PRI expects Mexico vote win

Jul 01, 2012 - 5:53 PM

Voters in Mexico tired of rampant drug violence and 12 years of conservative leaders go to the polls Sunday July 1 to elect a new president likely the candidate from the party that ruled for decades

The presidential candidate for Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Enrique Peña Nieto, waves at supporters during an electoral rally in Toluca, Mexico State, on June 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT

Mexico presidential candidates prep for key debate

Jun 11, 2012 - 10:03 AM

The four candidates for Mexico s presidency clash Sunday June 10 in the last of two debates a sparring match that could help decide the tight race with three weeks to go before the July 1 vote