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Mexico: PRI Expands Candidacy Eligibility, Spurring Dissent

On 13 August, around 10,000 PRI members attended the party’s 22nd National Assembly in Mexico City. Many political analysts viewed the gathering as a success due to the assertive actions of Pena Nieto and PRI National Leader Enrique Ochoa Reza to consolidate their power over the party and its future going into the 2018 elections. However, such optimism is premature, given that other factions within the PRI seek to counter Pena Nieto and his inner circle.

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