September 27, 2018, 08:30 AM - September 28, 2018, 02:00 PM

08:30 AM

Eastwoods Room, Texas Union (UNB 2.102)

Mexico’s Elections in the Rearview
September 27, 2018, 08:30 AM - September 28, 2018, 02:00 PM
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 was poised to elect a new president, 500 members of Congress, 128 senators, 8 governors, and 2,769 local officeholders. The success of three-time leftist presidential challenger Andrés Manuel López Obrador was propelled by dissatisfaction with prior administrations, and is seen as a leftist populist reaction to President Donald Trump’s rightist populist rhetoric toward Mexico. López Obrador's lead held despite mass-media advertising and vote-buying attempts. 

During this 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
Venue: Texas Union Santa Rita Room

More information is forthcoming.