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September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018


Mexico’s Elections in the Rearview
September 27, 2018 - September 28, 2018
Mexico’s Elections in the Rearview

On Thursday, September 27, the Strauss Center will co-sponsor a conference on assessing the results and implications of the 2018 presidential election in Mexico in partnership with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at UT Austin.


On July 1, 2018, Mexico will elect a new president, 500 members of Congress, 128 senators, 8 governors, and 2,769 local officeholders. More than three months out, the country appears poised for change led by the three-time leftist challenger Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the top of the ticket. His lead may hold, propelled by dissatisfaction with prior administrations, and as a leftist populist reaction to President Donald Trump’s rightist populist rhetoric toward Mexico. Or his lead may falter as mass media advertising and vote-buying attempts exert their influences. 

During this one-day conference, specialists from Mexico and the U.S. will explain voters’ choices and the election outcome, and speculate about its impact on politics in Mexico and U.S.–Mexico relations.

Keynote Address by Denise Dresser 
Austin Lecture on Contemporary Mexico
Sept. 27, 2018
5:00pm
Venue (TBC)

More information is forthcoming.