Mexican voters leave it late to select a president

Enrique Pena Nieto in the lead with days to go to the election (photo:dpa)
Enrique Pena Nieto in the lead with days to go to the election (photo:dpa)

Enrique Pena Nieto is the firm favourite to win the first round of Mexico’s presidential election but 15 to 20 per cent of the country’s 75 million voters have still to decide who to support. Victory for Mr Pena Nieto will mean a return to power for the PRI which ruled Mexico for 70 years and some fear it will be a return to the bad old days of semi-authoritarian rule.

MEXICO’S Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled for 70 years, is favourite to recapture power for the first time in 12 years in the presidential elections. But with only days to go 15 to 20 per cent of voters have still to decide who to back.

The PRI ruled Mexico in a sem...

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