Test for Pena Nieto as Mexicans vote in shadow of gang murders




 
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June 8th, 2015  
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Topic: Test for Pena Nieto as Mexicans vote in shadow of gang murders


By Dave Graham and Max De Haldevang MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's party is expected to keep its slim working majority in the lower house of Congress in legislative elections on Sunday despite discontent about corruption, gang violence and lackluster economic growth. At least seven candidates and nine campaign officials were murdered in campaigning soured by drug cartel intimidation and dissident teachers protesting against education reforms. Early on Sunday dozens of ballot boxes were burned by activists in Guerrero and Oaxaca states, two of Mexico's most restive.




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