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Mexican Election Heats Up

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Mexican politicians held their final debate Sunday as young voters took to the streets to demonstrate against frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto. With Peña Nieto holding a healthy lead, the National Action Party’s Josefina Vázquez Mota spoke directly to voters discontented with their options, saying, “You young people, you can rally in the streets without fearing an authoritarian president.” Mota’s party currently holds power, and she said that the leading candidate represented the past. Ninety thousand people protested in Mexico City against Peña Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party on Sunday. Mexican voters will head to the polls July 1.