Independent candidate wins state governor in Mexico

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The former mayor and tough-talking farmer, Jaime Rodriguez, trounced his opponent by a wide-margin, becoming Governor-elect of Mexico’s prosperous northern state of Nuevo Leon.

Independent candidate wins state governor in Mexico

The former mayor and tough-talking farmer, Jaime Rodriguez, trounced his opponent by a wide-margin, becoming Governor-elect of Mexico's prosperous northern state of Nuevo Leon.

CCTV’s Franc Contreras filed this report.

  • Mexico’s midterm election was characterized by widespread discontent with politicians and political parties. Many abstained from voting.
  • Mexican voters elected nine governors and an entirely new lower house of Congress.
  • This could open the way for Mexico’s first ever independent candidate in the next presidential elections, scheduled for 2018.