When the Left Becomes Conservative. An Overview of the 2018 Mexican Presidential Election

WhenMay 22, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
WhereSocial Science Research, Room 224
Contact InformationKatz Center for Mexican Studies
DescriptionMexican Studies Seminar | Spring 2018

When the Left Becomes Conservative. An Overview of the 2018 Mexican Presidential Election

Featuring
Carlos Bravo Regidor
CIDE

What is the current state of the Mexican presidential election? Who are the candidates and what do they represent? What are the issues and what is at stake? In his talk, professor Bravo Regidor will explain the significance of the 2018 election in the context of the history of Mexican democracy and its discontents, but also in terms of its potential consequences for the future. After two defeats in previous electoral cycles, candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador is unprecedentedly poised to become Mexico's next president. Two paradoxes help explain this possibility. On the one hand, López Obrador’s has become a more conciliatory figure and this has rendered him more acceptable for a growingly angry electorate. And, on the other hand, he seems to have finally found a winning formula for the left in Mexican presidential elections: become more conservative.

Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.
More information: 773.834.1987
mexicanstudies@uchicago.edu
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