This past week, we started to get a sense of what Mexico’s June 2024 general elections will look like. Samuel García, the young governor of Nuevo León, Mexico’s industrial powerhouse, announced he will run, while former Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who was seen as a possible aspirant, said he will not. Although García’s candidacy is seen as a long shot, how might it affect the campaigns of the current favorite, Claudia Sheinbaum, from the governing Morena coalition, and Xóchitl Gálvez, the candidate from the opposition Frente Amplio por México? What does this electoral cycle reveal about the current state of Mexican politics? And what are the factors that could shape the race going forward? Political consultant Carlos Ramírez joins us to explore these and other questions.
On the show:
Carlos Ramírez is a partner at Integralia, a political risk consultancy.
José Enrique Arrioja is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly.
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