Younger voters grew up surrounded by rampant corrupt practices and medicine violence. They represent nearly half of all the eligible voters and nearly 13 million of them would be voting for the first time, electoral officials said .
The winner of Sunday’s presidential election doesn’t necessity the absolute majority of the voting rights to be elected, only the most votes amongst the four candidates.
The new president will take office on Dec. 1.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is one of four candidates in the race to become the 58 th chairperson of Mexico.
Lopez Obrador, 64, is the former mayor of Mexico City and began his political career as a member of ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party( PRI ), afterward joined the left-leaning Party of the Democratic Revolution and more recently formed his own party ,
Ricardo Anaya, 39, held multiple public agency seats in the Mexican state of Queretaro and also served in the chamber of representatives of Congress.
Jose Antonio Meade, 49, is a politician but he’s never run for office.
Jaime Calderon Rodriguez, 60, is a former governor of the industrial country of Nuevo Leon.
This campaign season in Mexico has was especially violent. In the nine months leading up to this weekend’s general elections, at the least 132 legislators have been killed
, according to the consulting group Etellekt .
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