Wednesday, June 06, 2012

AMLO and Mockus

The Mexican presidential race seems to be getting tighter. See boz, Aguachile, and Americas Quarterly. The big story is AMLO's resurgence. What I keep wondering, though, is whether this is like the 2010 Colombian election. Antanas Mockus received a lot of attention as election day neared, with polls showing him close to Juan Manuel Santos, then he got hammered, with only just 21.5% of the votes.

Or maybe AMLO could also be compared with Marco Enríquez-Ominami, the Chilean presidential candidate who had no chance but also generated a lot of press. He's in Mexico advising AMLO. One major difference is that AMLO is not even pretending to run outside the established party system.


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