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Mexicans to Pick New President Amid Violent Drug Wari
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Greg Flakus
June 28, 2012 11:48 AM
Mexican voters go to the polls Sunday to choose a new president in the midst of a drug war that has cost more than 50,000 lives in the past six years. Opinion polls indicate voters hope to reduce crime and give the economy a boost by electing the candidate of the party that dominated the country for more than 70 years, often with a heavy hand. Critics say that would lead to more corruption and authoritarianism. VOA's Greg Flakus has more from Mexico City.

Mexicans to Pick New President Amid Violent Drug War

Greg Flakus

Published June 28, 2012

Mexican voters go to the polls Sunday to choose a new president in the midst of a drug war that has cost more than 50,000 lives in the past six years. Opinion polls indicate voters hope to reduce crime and give the economy a boost by electing the candidate of the party that dominated the country for more than 70 years, often with a heavy hand. Critics say that would lead to more corruption and authoritarianism. VOA's Greg Flakus has more from Mexico City.