Global Politics

A Three-Pronged Presidential Race in Mexico

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Josefina Vázquez Mota (Photo: Ads.gm/Wikipedia)

This is a big election year not just in the US, but also in Mexico where the stage is now set for a three-way showdown in the presidential vote in July.

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Voters in Mexico have some interesting choices.

They could pick the leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who claims he was robbed of the presidency in 2006, or they could bring back the Institutional Revolutionary party (the PRI), the party which ran the country for seven decades, by electing Enrique Peña Nieto, or they could elect Mexico's first woman president in Josefina Vázquez Mota, who has recently been chosen by her party to run for the presidency.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to reporter Franc Contreras, who is in Mexico City, about the three candidates vying for the presidential elections.