Mexico presidential election campaign

Mexico campaign for its presidential election  begins, with three major-party candidates facing off for the July 1st ballot.

The front-runner is former Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who is backed by a new party National Regeneration Movement. He is followed by former Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party and opposition leader Ricardo Anaya.

On Sunday, Lopez Obrador spoke to about 1,500 supporters in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez near the US border. He called for a change in the situation surrounding young people to improve the country’s worsening security. He said youths are deprived of their right to education and jobs and are getting involved in drug trafficking and violence due to poverty.

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