On March 30th the 2012 Mexican presidential election campaigns officially began.

Yes, the candidates had already been chosen, and yes they were already being sized up by the Mexican electorate, and yes they were doing things related to campaigning. But, based on the strict rules laid down by Mexico’s IFE (Instituto Federal Electoral), they were not supposed to officially campaign.

On March 30th, however, they were allowed to officially begin their campaigns. And they started off with a bang.

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Article by Allan Wall, published on Mexidata.info on April 2nd, 2012.