By Kathleen Bohné
Mexico now has 9 female governors, the most in its history
- Voter turnout was highest in Tamaulipas (53% of eligible voters) and lowest in Oaxaca (38% of eligible voters)
- MORENA, the ruling party, now governs 58% of the population of Mexico at a state level. Before 2018, MORENA governed in zero states.
A few snippets from political pundits this week:
“It’s difficult to exaggerate the magnitude of the earthquake that has shaken our party system in just the last four or five years…”
—Carlos Bravo Regidor
“This is a worrying phenomenon, of ‘priismo’ mutating into ‘morenismo’…it is not a good omen for democratic life in the country. The opposition alliance [PAN-PRI-PRD], instead of ‘having a shot’ in 2024 will shoot itself in the foot if there is not a mea culpa for what the PAN and PRI have done in the past.”
“We have attended many funerals for the PRI over the years…but they still poll at 17% of voter intention nationally.”
“MORENA is a party of the masses, less institutionalized than the PRI. MORENA is more fluid, akin to a social movement, and that is a fundamental difference. It has also depended on a charismatic figure (AMLO).”
“Yes, the PVEM (Partido Verde Ecologista de México) has had success—fentanyl has also had success—but I think there is not a more harmful party in Mexico.”
—Paula Sofía Vázquez
*Excerpts from the June 12 edition of “La Semana” newsletter. To read the full articles and subscribe, please visit www.themexpatriate.com.