Mexican Election Reveals Key Social Trends

Top of mind for many lower-income voters was the economy.

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One of the most valuable things about elections is what they reveal about the social forces in a country. In Mexico’s June 2 presidential elections, economic concerns were a major factor in how voters decided to cast their ballots, particularly among lower-income individuals. President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum won widespread support among lower-income households and individuals who have occupations with lower earning potential. She also performed well in the south where economic conditions are poorer than in the north.

However, certain issues resonated across the political and geographical spectrum. Security, for example, was a key consideration for many voters throughout the country. It’s also important to note that these results reflect the attitudes of only 58 percent of Mexican voters who actually cast ballots, about 5 points lower than the voter turnout in most elections over the past 24 years.

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