Mexican Election

On June 1, 2018, President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto will see who will succeed him  as the leader of Mexico. Many people have a negative view of Mexico, but they don’t realize that the negative stereotype is just that – a stereotype.

Mexico has movie theaters, Starbucks, KFC, Domino’s Pizza, Little Caesars, subway, McDonalds, Burger King and more. Mexico is a rich country, not only economically but historically and culturally as well. The people of Mexico are hard working people, they serve a good leader – someone who has worked to take Mexico into a new era; someone who is not afraid of foreign powers; someone who is willing to fight for the Mexican people; and who puts the needs of the Mexican people first. It’s time that Mexico takes its place as a world leader.

The candidates for the presidency are Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Morena Party, Ricardo Anaya who is representing the Democratic Revolution Party, and Jose Antonio Meade of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

The three candidates participated in rallies on Sunday, February 18 and focused on vital domestic issues such as violence, corruption, the economy, and the United States.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is seen as the front-runner in the election. He vows to focus on and end torture and human rights violations as well as oppose Trump’s proposed border wall and see the United Nation’s help on the matter, if necessary.

Ricardo Anaya focused on reducing Mexico’s poverty rate and increasing the economy. One suggestion he proposed was to raise the minimum wage. Like, Lopez Obrador, he also opposes the border wall and vowed that Mexico would not contribute to its construction.

Jose Antonio Meade focused on how the government would support the people of Mexico by providing scholarships, providing proper medical care and access to medicine, as well as supporting small businesses. He also focused on Mexico’s crime and promised to find ways to lower the violence prevalent in many areas in Mexico.

Source: LA Times

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