The Astonishing Growth and Power of Mexico’s MORENA Party


By Allan Wall

Claudia Sheinbaum won the Mexican presidential election on June 2nd, 2024. Her MORENA party also did quite well in the Mexican congressional election.

Amazingly, the MORENA party has only existed as a political party for 10 years, since 2014.
It was founded by current President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO).
It is now the biggest and most powerful political party in Mexico.
Take a look at the last four election cycles and you can see how impressive the growth of the party is.

Back in 2006, there were three main political parties in Mexico: the PRD (left), the PRI (center) and the PAN (right). From left to right, here are the three candidates: AMLO of the PRD coalition, Roberto Madrazo of the PRI coalition, Felipe Calderon of the PAN.

(Photo Credits: AMLO photo by Ariel Gutierrez Vivanco; Madrazo photo by Gustavo Benitez; Calderon photo by Roosewelt Pinheiro.)

It was a close and disputed election. Calderon (right) won with 36.69% of the vote,
squeaking by AMLO (left) with 36.09% of the vote. Madrazo (middle) had 22.75% of the vote.  (In Mexico you only need a plurality, not a majority to win the presidency).  

Look at map the below and you can see that northern Mexico (in blue) mostly went for Calderon and southern Mexico (in yellow) mostly went for AMLO

Source: Alberto0617

In 2012, the three main parties were still the PRD, the PRI and the PAN. The main candidates were AMLO of the leftist PRD coalition ( left), Enrique Pena Nieto of the centrist PRI coalition (middle) and Josefina Vasquez Mota of the right-wing PAN (right):

Source: Notimex TV
Photo by
Angelica Rivera

Photo by Eneas de Troya

Pena Nieto (middle) won the election with 39.17% of the vote. AMLO (left) won 32.41% of the vote and Vazquez Mota won 26.03% of the vote.

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Source.- Mexico News Report

The Mexico City Post