Sergio Aguayo, Professor of International Studies, El Colegio de México; Visiting Scholar, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
María Marván, Researcher and Academic Secretary, Institute for Juridical Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Join two prominent observers of Mexican politics to discuss the recent midterm elections—the first since the 1920s in which local legislative and mayoral reelection has been allowed. Panelists not only discuss the implications of these electoral reforms for local and state-level governance. They also examine these developments in a territorial context where pervasive violence, the pandemic, and shifts in support for the ruling and traditional parties hold the potential to impact national governing strategies. Emphasis will be given to these dynamics in Mexico City, the largest electoral constituency in the country.