Thursday, July 06, 2006
MEXICO CITY -- What surprised me the most about Mexico's presidential elections Sunday was not the razor-thin preliminary victory of center-right candidate Felipe Calderon, but the fact that so many young people voted for the candidate of continuity, globalization and closer ties with the United States. The vote of the young was pivotal: Of the 13 million registered new voters, 12 million were ages 18 to 23. And most young people voted for Calderón. Read the full column here.