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AQ Podcast: Luis Rubio on Why Mexico’s AMLO Is More Vulnerable Than You Think

Despite AMLO's popularity, judicial and political challenges may hamper his electoral plans for 2024, argues a leading analyst.
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More than 100,000 Mexicans protested last weekend against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s proposed changes to the country’s electoral institute. The marches highlight the leader’s relative vulnerability, despite his enduring approval ratings above 60%. Indeed, while the path may seem open for AMLO, as the president is known, to overhaul the country’s electoral institute and bring to power a candidate of his choosing in the 2024 elections, there are judicial and political obstacles to AMLO’s plans, argues this week’s guest. In this episode, Luis Rubio, chairman of the think tank México Evalúa, discusses AMLO’s current situation and the consequences for Mexico’s economy, 2024 presidential elections, and its relationship with the United States.

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Luis Rubio is Chairman of think tank México Evalúa

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

Supplemental Reading:

Mexico’s “Other” Huge Election Is Heating Up by Emilie Sweigart

AQ Podcast: “A Make-or-Break Moment For Mexican Democracy”

AMLO’s Expansion of the Military Undermines Mexico’s Civilian Tradition by Cecilia Farfán-Méndez, Kathleen Bruhn and Tesalia Rizzo

What a Comedian’s Poll Performance Says About Mexican Politics by Carin Zissis

AQ Podcast: Denise Dresser on Mexico-US Relations and What AMLO Really Wants

Tags: AMLO, AQ Podcast, Mexico, Mexico Elections, nearshoring
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