Thursday, January 12, 2012

DF Mayoral Race

With the announcement that anti-crime activist Isabel Miranda de Wallace would be the PAN candidate to succeed Marcelo Ebrard, there exists a significant possibility that there will be a three-woman race for the second most powerful position in Mexico, with Alejandra Barrales and Beatriz Paredes representing her potential opponents. However, Barrales has a significant barrier in the form of former DF procurador Miguel Ángel Mancera, who has a six-point edge over Barrales in an El Universal poll published yesterday.

Related writing: Aguachile has a great anecdote as to why as a med student Mancera became a lawyer, and Martín Moreno argues that the PRD will come out on top, regardless of their nomination. On that last point, I believe there are a number of polls refuting that claim, but we shall see.

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