Mexico elects ‘El Bronco’ in show of mounting frustration

06/09/15 Aljazeera

Three years ago, the star of Mexico’s 2012 electoral stage was the young, elegantly groomed and carefully crafted political figure of Enrique Peña Nieto, who returned the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to presidential power after 12 years on the sidelines — a stretch during which homicides and human rights abuses raged across the country.

In Sunday’s midterm elections, it was a tough-talking, sometimes vulgar rancher aptly nicknamed “El Bronco,” with a fondness for cowboy hats and leather jackets, who captured the limelight, trouncing his competition in a run for governor of the northern border state of Nuevo Leon, an industrial and business hub.

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