(Mexico City) — Voters in Mexico head to the polls tomorrow. The national election is expected to swing Mexico sharply to the left. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is expected to replace Enrique Pena Nieto of the rightwing PRI party, which has ruled Mexico for 77 of the last 90 years. Many campaigns across the country have been violent – over 130 Mexican politicians have been killed since September, including 48 candidates, by gangs and criminal groups attempting to control local politics. The elections have also mobilized young voters – nearly half of Mexico’s 72-million eligible voters are under the age of 39, and 14-million of them are voting for the first time. Many of them are expected to vote against violence, and to end corruption. Hundreds of candidates will be running for 34-hundred seats in tomorrow’s election.
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