Michael Lettieri

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Presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of the MORENA party, gives a thumbs up to supporters at the end of his closing campaign rally at Azteca stadium in Mexico City on June 27. Mexico’s four presidential candidates are closing their campaigns before the country’s July 1 elections. (Ramon Espinosa/AP)

On July 1, Mexico will almost certainly begin a radical transformation — one that has gone almost completely unnoticed in the U.S. That’s because the most important outcome of that day’s national elections will not be who wins — but who loses.

Leftist reformer Andrés Manuel López Obrador will almost certainly capture the presidency. But the impending collapse of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) — whose candidate José Antonio Meade is expected to go down in an embarrassing defeat — will have even more impact. After nearly 90 years as the country’s dominant party, the PRI seems almost certain to suffer a historic defeat.…  Seguir leyendo »