Thin Margin for the Marginalized

Thin Margin for the Marginalized


Only 244,000 Mexican voters – 0.24% of the population – felt more confident seeing conservative Felipe Calderón as their next president than the vociferous leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). While the result won't be final until September 6 – or later if Mexico's Federal Electoral Tribunal opts for a detailed recount or nullifies the election, as per AMLO's request – the verdict is already in on the country's political and business classes: marginalized Mexicans are fed up with the status quo. A full third of the 41 million people who voted in early July put their faith in AMLO to shake up the powers that be in Mexico. According to World Bank data,

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