From left to right: masks representing Mexican presidential candidates José Antonio Meade, from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), Ricardo Anaya, center, from the left-right coalition Forward to Mexico, and Andrés Manuel López Obrador from the party Morena are on sale at a local market in Mexico City on Monday, June 25, 2018. The four presidential candidates from Mexico will make their last weekend of the campaign before the July 1 elections. (Ramón Espinosa / Associated Press)
by Associated Press June 27 at 3:48 PM
CITY OF MEXICO – The legal electoral campaign season in Mexico closes before the vote of the Sunday, with the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador the clear favorite to win the presidency.
Candidates made their last appeal to voters on Wednesday.
López Obrador mobilized in Chiapas before returning to the Azteca soccer stadium in Mexico City for his last campaign event. Ricardo Anaya planned a rally in the conservative state of Guanajuato. And the ruling party candidate José Antonio Meade scheduled events in the northern states of Coahuila and Nuevo León.
A final round of polls showed Lopez Obrador with a dominant advantage in his third attempt at the presidency.
Corruption and runaway violence in parts of the country have dominated the campaign. The risk badysis consultancy Etellekt has counted 48 murders of local and pre-candidate candidates.
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