One hundred million Mexicans are registered to vote in what are shaping up to be historic elections on June 2. Along with local positions, all Senate and Chamber of Deputy seats are up for election as well as eight governorships and the presidency. One of the top two presidential candidates – Claudia Sheinbaum, former Head of Government of Mexico City, or Xóchitl Gálvez, a former Senator – will set history by becoming Mexico’s first female president. The election follows a presidential campaign with violence, security, and corruption at the top of the agenda and with both top candidates expressing a desire to work with the next US president on addressing migration.

What might be the potential electoral outcomes on June 2? How will the outcomes reshape the political landscape, influence Mexico’s future policies, and affect Mexico’s relationship with the United States? How do journalists reporting on the Mexican elections navigate the complexities of political coverage?

Please join the Atlantic Council on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET) for a virtual event to hear directly from journalists reporting on the elections in Mexico. The event is part of the Atlantic Council’s series, “Mexico’s Path Forward: Framing the next Sexenio” and follows the release of “Commercial Pathways Forward for Mexico: 2024-2030” (May 2024).

Stay tuned for immediate post-election coverage on the vote’s implications for markets (June 3) as well as a live, in-person event with US Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar (June 4).


JP Spinetto 
Columnist for Latin American Affairs
Bloomberg Opinion

Christine Murray
Mexico and Central America Correspondent  
Financial Times

Sergio Sarmiento 
Vice-President, Editorial Committee and Editor-in-Chief
TV Azteca

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Jason Marczak
Vice President and Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

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