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Weekly Report - 05 April 2018 (WR-18-13)

MEXICO: Meade throws down challenge to rivals

José Antonio Meade, the presidential candidate of Mexico’s ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), has challenged his presidential rivals to explain the provenance of all their assets in a public debate. “Those that owe nothing fear nothing. Let everyone know who is who in this election,” Meade goaded his rivals. Meade’s new campaign strategy appears to be to focus on showing that he is cleaner than clean and more determined to eradicate government corruption than any of his rivals. The big question is whether this bold strategy will succeed in propelling him into contention in the 1 July presidential elections.

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