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Violent demonstrations and political killings threaten to disrupt mid-term elections in Mexico

June 7, 2015

A string of violent demonstrations and political killings threaten to disrupt today’s mid-term elections in Mexico, where a wave of disillusionment has left the ruling party at risk of losing several key seats.

The elections represent a referendum on the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, who still has three years left in office. Mr Peña Nieto has been hampered in the past year by surging levels of drug-related violence. Most opinion polls suggest that his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and its allies will retain their slim majority in Congress, but the party faces strong challenges across the country, where nine state governorships and hundreds of mayoral positions are at stake…

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