Geopolitics: Can politicians meet the expectations of Mexico's people?

Drug gang arrested in Mexico (photo:dpa)
Drug gang arrested in Mexico (photo:dpa)

The people of Mexico have a higher standard of living and expect more of politicians and officials than ever. But they are concerned about corruption, a rising crime rate and poor public services. GIS guest expert, Andrew Selee, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center,Washington DC, examines the key issues and whether politicians can match the expectations of voters in next year's elections.

WHOEVER wins Mexico’s 2012 elections will face an electorate with significantly changed expectations, increasingly intolerant of corruption and poor quality institutions, and terrified by the dramatic rise in crime.

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