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Making Sense of the Mexican and Peruvian Elections

34:25June 15, 2021

On Sunday, June 6, voters participated in the largest election in Mexico’s history, choosing officials for over 21,000 offices. That same day, Peruvians also went to the polls for the run-off presidential election between Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori. In this episode of Americas 360, Alejandro Moreno, Director of Public Opinion Polling at Mexico’s El Financiero, and Cynthia Sanborn, a Professor of Political Science at the Universidad del Pacífico in Peru, join our Wilson Center experts discuss the results of these elections.

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This episode of Americas 360 was produced and edited by Oscar Cruz and Olivia Soledad.

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