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The 2018 Mexico Elections

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A worker of the National Electoral Institute (INE) holds an instructions sign during the process of reception of the electoral material in the District 03 in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico,on June 26, 2018. (HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

On July 1, Mexico will vote in what’s being called the biggest election in Mexican history. Voters will elect a new president, 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies and 128 members of the senate. It’s also been one of the bloodiest election years in Mexican history with over 100 politicians killed since last September. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the left-wing, MORENA candidate and former Mayor of Mexico City and PRD presidential candidate, is leading the polls. We discuss the candidates, the historical significance of this election, and how new leadership in Mexico will impact immigration, NAFTA and US-Mexico relations.

Guests:
Andrew Selee, president, Migration Policy Institute; author, “Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together.”
Carrie Kahn, NPR correspondent, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Teresa Carrillo, professor and chair, Raza Studies Department at San Francisco State University

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