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Four thoughts on last night’s Mexico presidential debate

1) Quadri isn’t a politician. 
2) Josefina Vázquez Mota is unelectable.
3) AMLO did ok, but hardly shone until the very end in his closing remarks. He was really insistent about reaching out for the youth vote, doubtless moving to capitalize on the #yosoy132 movement and its momentum.
4) Enrique Peña Nieto didn’t win it, but he didn’t have to. He put in a good enough performance to keep his supporters on his side. All he really had to do last night was get through without dropping any big clangers, which is precisely what he did. Not my idea of a drinking partner, but looking more like the next President of Mexico after last night.
And one more thought: English language journalists covering the election, do us all a favour and find out where the “ñ” is on your keyboards. Thanks in advance.

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