Thursday, June 29, 2006
MEXICO CITY - Judging from what I heard over breakfast with Luis Carlos Ugalde, the head of the Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE,) the vote of the young will decide this Sunday's presidential elections. There will be 13 million new registered voters in this election, of which 12 million will be aged between 18 and 23, he said. People aged 18-34 will make up 45 percent of the 71.3 million registered voters. Ugalde said that, traditionally, only 30 percent of young voters go to the polls. Who will benefit from the young vote? Some answers in the comments section.