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Mar 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Mexico’s 2018 Elections: Institutions, Polls and Party Platforms

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In four months Mexicans will elect 629 federal officials — including the president, 500 representatives and 128 senators — and close to 2,800 local officials, including 9 governors. Join us for a half-day roundtable to examine the current institutional context and party platforms of the main political coalitions in the country: PRI, PAN-PRD and Morena.

Agenda:

12 p.m. — Registration and Lunch

  • Welcoming remarks by Rafael Fernández de Castro, UC San Diego Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

12:30-1:15 p.m. — 2018 Mexican Elections: Institutional Capacity and Accountability

  • Luis Carlos Ugalde, Director of Integralia Consultores, President of the Federal Electoral Institute (2003-07)
  • Maria Marvan, Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas, IFE Electoral Counselor (since 2011)

1:15-2:15 p.m. — Tracking the Polls: Forecasts and Challenges

  • Lorena Becerra, Head Pollster, Reforma
  • Luis Estrada, CEO, SPIN Taller de Comunicación Política

2:30 p.m. — Party and Coalition Platforms: What is at Stake?

  • Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, Federal Senator from the state of Guanajuato (PAN)
  • Francisco Guerrero, Analysis and Strategy Coordinator to José Antonio Meade (PRI)
  • Abel Hibert, Economic Advisor to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (Morena)
Event Website

Date and Time

Mar 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Location

The Great Hall

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Mar 12, 2018. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free to attend

Contact

Lisa Lee    lisalee@ucsd.edu    858-534-2657

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

GPS Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

Event Category

Conferences, Workshops and Symposia