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Jan 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Mexico’s 2018 Presidential Elections: Questions to be Answered


In light of Mexican political parties’ decision to consolidate the electoral calendar, Mexicans will head to the polls on July 1 to elect 629 federal officials – including the president, 500 representatives and 128 senators – and close to 2,800 local officials, including nine governors.

Moreover, given the recent changes in the U.S.-Mexico binational relationship under President Trump, many new uncertainties have emerged. Will there be cooperation on such issues as immigration, trade and border security? Will the new Mexican administration continue to support policies that further U.S. interests?

CGT Pacific Leadership Fellow and Harvard University Professor Jorge Dominguez will discuss these questions, plus the extraordinary number of offices on next year’s ballot and how the coming elections will be unique due to a number of unprecedented factors: independent candidates, Mexicans voting abroad and reelection.

The event will start with a talk at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 7 p.m.

Event Website

Date and Time

Jan 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm


School of Global Policy and Strategy classroom 3201

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Jan 18, 2018. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

Free to attend


Lisa Lee    858-534-2657


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

GPS Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

Event Category

Talks and Lectures