In anticipation of Mexico’s July 1 presidential election, here’s a glimpse of the country’s three presidential candidates:
Josefina Vazquez Mota , 51, represents the ruling party of Calderon, the National Action Party, and that is part of her challenge. Voters seem tired of Calderon and the PAN. Vazquez Mota served as secretary of education under Calderon and while she is credited with some minor success, she ultimately failed to transform Mexico’s poorly performing public education system, which is run by the teachers’ union and its powerful boss. Vazquez Mota’s campaign advertisements describe her — the first women contending for the top spot — as “different.” But most of her proposals would continue to follow Calderon’s lead.
Check out our gallery of Mexico’s campaign trail below:
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