Monday, July 4, 2011

State elections in Mexico

A hat trick for the PRI

Jul 4th 2011 by T.W. | MEXICO CITY

THE Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled Mexico uninterrupted for seven decades until 2000, has never lost an election for governor in the state of Mexico. But it is a long time since it won one quite as crushingly as it did last night. Results this morning show that the PRI’s man, Eruviel Ávila, romped home with 62.6% of the vote, carrying every single one of the state’s 125 municipalities. The PRI also won convincingly in the two other governor’s races taking place yesterday, taking 57.4% in the big northern border state of Coahuila and reportedly not far off 50% in little Nayarit (whose official results are not yet up on the web, but should soon be here).

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