Like it is in Texas, politics is a favorite sport among many in Mexico, and even more so during this year’s Mexican presidential elections. Prior to the July 1 Mexican election day, author Antonio Morales Lugo presented his book titled, “Mexican Political Parties and the Presidential Succession of 2012’ during a two-day, four-campus visit to South Texas College.
Morales’ book gives an overview of the evolution of Mexican politics and its current political parties, as well as discusses the four candidates that ran for the Mexican presidency recently won by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto on July 1.
“We had a diverse group of participants that attended the presentations, but they all had a fundamental interest about a topic that nowadays occupies not only the attention of those in Mexico, but outside the country as well,” said Morales. “It was pleasing to see the response and participation that we received. There were a lot of objective questions made, and since the majority of the people that attended probably have more than one relative in Mexico, that motivated their participation.
“I’m grateful to Dean Mario Reyna and South Texas College because it was a shared effort,” he added. “We were able to contribute some valuable information about the Mexican presidential elections, and it was a great benefit to all.”
Morales, a Universidad de Guadalajara Law School graduate, gained insight into the Mexican political scene through his 28 years of public service at the city, state, and federal levels in Mexican government.