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The Political Phenomenon that Wasn’t

Renata Turrent is an expert in public policy, and is presently subdirector of the online magazine Sentido Común (Common Sense). She has collaborated with other public and private media. Renata is professor of economic development and an economics postgraduate at the National Autonomous University in México City (UNAM). 

The right wing parties have tried to impose a false narrative about their presidential candidate, Xóchitl Gálvez. They paint her as a charismatic indigenous self-made business woman who has not been involved in corruption  as a fighter against corruption. However, her popularity has not risen and her corruption scandals have started to surface.


The percent of people who recognize Gálvez' name has been stagnant at 50% since AMLO stopped criticizing her in his morning briefings, his mañaneras. She made him stop talking about her by taking legal action, but this strategy backfired. Now she throws darts almost daily to see if she can get back into the president’s mouth and then portray herself as a victim.

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Morena’s candidate, Claudia Sheinbaum, leads Xóchitl Gálvez by 25 points. Gálvez represents the alliance of the PRI, PAN, and PR. Even without a multi-party alliance, polls show that people prefer Morena by more than 300% over the second-place party, Gálvez’ party, the PAN.


And yet, some people on the right still cling to the narrative of the “Xóchitl phenomenon.” It seems that the opposition has not understood that the Mexican People have woken up. They have learned to be careful observers of what politicians and parties do.