Skip to main content
Mexico 2018 Presidential Elections: A Populist Revolution?
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador salutes attendants after his victory in the elections for the Presidency of Mexico, July 1, 2018
(Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)

Mexico 2018 Presidential Elections: A Populist Revolution? July 26 Event

On July 1st, with 53 percent of the vote, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was elected the 58th President of Mexico. Participating in the largest election in Mexico’s history, López Obrador’s party—the National Regeneration Movement—also secured a majority in Congress. This is the first presidential victory for a Mexican third party since 1929, and the first time since 1997 that a ruling party has had an absolute majority in Congress, marking a seismic shift in the country’s domestic politics.

On July 26, Hudson Institute hosted a panel to discuss the long- and short-term implications of the recent elections in Mexico. Panelists included Carlos Bravo Regidor, Associate Professor at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching; James R. Sisco, Founder and President of ENODO Global Inc; and former Ambassador of Mexico to China Jorge Eugenio Guajardo Gonzalez. The discussion will be moderated by the Director of Hudson’s Center for Latin American Studies, Jaime Daremblum.

Speakers

Carlos Bravo Regidor Speaker

Associate Professor and Research Coordinator, Center for Economic Research and Teaching

Jorge Eugenio Guajardo Gonzalez Speaker

Former Ambassador of Mexico to China

Jaime Daremblum Speaker

Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Hudson Institute

James R. Sisco Speaker

Founder and President, ENODO Global Inc.

Hudson Experts

Related Events

Strategic and Security Challenges in the U.S.-Colombia Alliance

Strategic and Security Challenges in the U.S.-Colombia Alliance

Venezuela on Fire: The Trump Administration Faces Crisis in Latin America

Venezuela on Fire: The Trump Administration Faces Crisis in Latin America