Weekly Report - 25 May 2017 (WR-17-20)

MEXICO: Edomex showdown could reshape political landscape

Tension is mounting ahead of the crucial contest for governor of the Estado de México (Edomex) on 4 June. The last two weeks have been punctuated by acrimonious exchanges on the left of the political spectrum, at the heart of which is the leader of the radical opposition Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena), Andrés Manuel López Obrador. All opposition parties are acutely aware that this is the best opportunity in the last 90 years to storm the main bastion of the ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI). It would be difficult for the PRI to recover from defeat in Edomex to mount a challenge in the 2018 presidential elections.

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