Mexico’s 2012 presidential election was won by Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional).  Peña Nieto is scheduled to take office on December 1st.

Nevertheless, everybody did not recognize Peña Nieto’s triumph, chief among them runner-up candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (often referred to as AMLO), who ran under the banners of three leftist parties.

Granted, no system is going to make everybody happy.  However, Mexican lawmakers might consider changing Mexico’s electoral system to allow a second round of voting, as some other countries do. Such a system might decrease the number of politicians who contest future elections.

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Article published on, Oct. 29th, 2012. 

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