Hemisphere Focus: Mexico's 2011 Gubernatorial Elections and their Impact on Drug Policy - January 28, 2011
January 28, 2011
Sunday, January 30, a hotly contested vote in Guerrero state marks the first of six elections this year for Mexican state executives. They will set the stage for the 2012 presidential race and indicate whether the once-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) can continue its political rebound. Most important is the July 3 competition in Mexico State where Governor Enrique Peña Nieto seeks to put in place a successor to spur his chances of succeeding President Felipe Calderón.