MEXICO’S 2018 ELECTIONS: Voter Rebellion or Electoral Syzygy?

Houston,July 9, 2018 (MEI 876)

This report seeks to understand the electoral victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his MORENA party in the general elections held on July 1, 2018. The party wins dominant positions in Congress, putting within reach of rolling back the energy reform that was written into amendments of the constitution in 2013.

Was voter sentiment mainly about the rejection of something politicians and parties or about the embrace of a new vision and leadership? The report considers the encoded meanings of MORENA as an acronym and about the outlook for energy policy. We consider the intimations of energy policy of the MORENA party.

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Highlights from our report on the outcome of the July 1st elections in Mexico.

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Mexico Energy Intelligence

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.