Mexican elections: Dodging bullets on the campaign trail

Mexico heads to the polls on June 2 and it’s almost certain that the country’s new head of state will be a woman. The two favourites are Claudia Sheinbaum, who has been mentored by outgoing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador; and Xochitl Galvez, who is backed by three opposition parties. With only a few days to go before the country’s biggest election – legislative and municipal elections are also taking place on the same day – candidates may soon breathe a sigh of relief, even if they lose. Since campaigning began, at least 24 candidates and pre-candidates have been assassinated as organised crime remains rampant in many parts of the country, particularly in the state of Guerrero. Our team on the ground reports.

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