Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Conference: "Mexico's Elections in the Rearview: Assessing the Results and Implications of the 2018 Vote"

Fri, September 28, 2018 | Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, 2315 Red River

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

On July 1, 2018, Mexico was poised to elect a new president, 500 members of Congress, 128 senators, 8 governors, and 2,769 local officeholders. The success of three-time leftist presidential challenger Andrés Manuel López Obrador was propelled by dissatisfaction with prior administrations, and is seen as a leftist populist reaction to President Donald Trump’s rightist populist rhetoric toward Mexico. López Obrador's lead held despite mass-media advertising and vote-buying attempts. 

During this conference, specialists from Mexico and the U.S. will explain voters’ choices and the election outcome, and speculate about its impact on politics in Mexico and U.S.–Mexico relations.

Keynote Address

The annual Austin Lecture on Contemporary Mexico will be delivered by Denise Dresser as the conference's keynote address, on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Location to be announced.

For more information, contact Paloma Díaz at p.diaz@austin.utexas.edu.

To RSVP and receive updates, visit this event on Facebook at Mexico's Elections in the Rearview.

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  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
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    2300 Red River Street D0800
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