Mexican oil output could return to 2 million barrels per day by about 2022 if the next government pursues plans to auction off development blocs to private investors, Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell announced. Mexico will elect a new president on July 1 but the front-runner in opinion polls, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has threatened to delay opening up the energy sector to private investment.
With less than a month before Mexico’s presidential election, more than half of voters support leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a survey showed, while they pulled support from the poll leader’s main rival following attacks on his honesty.
Mexico’s frontrunner has just clocked a new milestone in his race toward the presidency, distancing himself from his rivals by 22 percentage points in a new poll ahead of the July 1 election.
The campaign for Mexico's Jul 1 presidential election began in earnest on Sunday (Feb 18) as the country's top parties officially nominated their candidates, with all three front-runners trying to sell a message of change.
Mexican opposition Senator Gabriela Cuevas said on Sunday she will leave the center-right National Action Party (PAN) to join the campaign of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who leads polls ahead of July’s presidential election.
The left leaning front-runner for Mexico’s 2018 presidential election proposed a moderate U.S.-trained economist for finance minister, unveiling a planned cabinet made up of men and women in equal measure.
With less than seven months left for Mexico’s presidential election, the leading candidate caused controversy when he announced a willingness to forgive cartel leaders’ crimes to restore peace throughout the nation.
Mexican opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who twice contested second-place losses in presidential elections, said he would leave his coalition, a move that threatens to create a rift among leftists in Congress.
Mexico's electoral tribunal officially named Enrique Peña Nieto as president-elect on Friday, ending a drawn-out dispute over the results of the July election.
Mexico's ruling conservatives lent their support to accusations that President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto benefited from laundered money in his campaign, piling more pressure on the country's next leader.