Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Vote Fight Undercuts New Leader

Jul 12, 2012

The Wall Street Journal, 07/12/2012

MEXICO CITY—A growing feud over alleged vote-buying is putting Mexico's President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto on the defensive, threatening his economic revamp agenda, and raising doubts among many Mexicans that the young leader represents a new version of the country's former autocratic ruling party.

"The problem is this falls into the conventional wisdom among Mexicans—it's not a huge leap for them to accept that there was manipulation," said Eric Olson of the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Washington think tank.

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