A Return to Power: Mexico's PRI Tries to Sell Itself as the Party of the Future

Christopher Morris / VII for TIME

Enrique Pena Nieto, Preseidential Candidate from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)m, at a PRI rally in Tepeaca, Puebla, Mexico.

A group of students just pelted the convoy of Mexico's leading presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, with sticks and stones as he arrived in the town of Tepeaca in Puebla state, south of Mexico City. Bad campaign optics aside, this sort of violent welcome might seem an ill omen for Peña as the July 1 election nears. Young voters helped throw his party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), out of power nearly 12 years ago, ending its autocratic, decades-long rule of Mexico. The hostile kids outside Tepeaca are the latest of a growing number of teen and 20-something Mexicans...

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