Mexico: Next President: Not Left, Not Right

Mexicans will not go to the polls to elect their next President for another nine months, but as of last week everyone knew who the winner would be. His name: Luis Echeverria Alvarez, 47, now Interior Minister under outgoing President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. Endorsed last week by the ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional (P.R.I.), Echeverria is certain to be formally named the P.R.I.'s candidate during the party's convention next month. Because Mexico is virtually a one-party state, that nomination is equivalent to election to a six-year term. Since P.R.I.'s founding 41 years ago in the wake of Mexico's revolution, it...

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