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On June 1, 2022, Mexico will hold gubernatorial elections in six states: Durango, Tamaulipas, Aguascalientes, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, and Quintana Roo. The 2022 election could produce a large shift in party dynamics, given reelection is prohibited. For the last six years, the traditional “Big Three” parties (PRI, PAN, PRD) have held power in these states. Yet, early recent polling data indicates that other political parties, like Movimiento Ciudadano and Morena (President Andres Manuel López Obrador’s party) have a real opportunity to win the elections. The PRI, PAN, and PRD have formed coalitions in four of the six states as a means to remain in power. With the official start of the electoral campaign underway, what outcomes can we expect from this election after the historic 2018 and 2021 elections?
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