The Mexican general election will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Citizens will elect a new president to serve a six-year term, replacing President Felipe Calderón. Fronteras Desk journalists Michel Marizco, Jill Replogle and Peter O'Dowd reported along the border on the election and the impact it will have on the U.S.

Election Results

Mexico's New President Hails From Old Party

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On Sunday, voters delivered a robust victory to Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.

7/2/12Read more

At a special polling station for out-of-town voters near the U.S.-Mexico border, people waited up to three hours to cast their ballot Sunday. Some voters at this station held dual citizenship in the United States and Mexico.

At a special polling station for out-of-town voters near the U.S.-Mexico border, people waited up to three hours to cast their ballot Sunday. Some voters at this station held dual citizenship in the United States and Mexico.

Before The Ballot

Tease photo: Americans Watch Mexico Closely On Election Day

Americans Watch Mexico Closely On Election Day

When Mexico chooses a new president July 1, Americans will be watching. Especially the millions of people who live along the border with a personal stake in the outcome.

6/18/12Read more

Tease photo: Election In A Failed State

Election In A Failed State

San Fernando has come to exemplify the harsh consequences of Mexico's drug conflicts.

6/19/12Read more

Tease photo: Mayoral Race In Border Town Parallels A Woman's Historic Bid For Mexican Presidency

Mayoral Race In Border Town Parallels A Woman's Historic Bid For Mexican Presidency

The Mexican border town of Agua Prieta is electing a new mayor. Two women are running for the job for the first time in the town’s history. On a national stage, another woman is making a historic bid in Mexican politics.

6/20/12Read more

Tease photo: Texas Border Artist Brings Pain Of Drug War To Life

Texas Border Artist Brings Pain Of Drug War To Life

The violence in Mexico caused by the ongoing war among rival drug cartels could influence the country's upcoming presidential elections. One Texas border artist brings the scenes of this war — and the pain that accompanies it — to life.

6/13/12Read more

Tease photo: Immigration A Forgotten Debate In Mexico

Immigration A Forgotten Debate In Mexico

Politicians in both countries used to talk about immigration reform, wanting migrants to be able to travel more freely north to find work. Now, one border town mayor says, both countries find it convenient to ignore the issue.

6/22/12Read more

Travel Blog

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U.S.-Mexico Border Travel Blog

Join Fronteras Desk journalists as they travel into Mexico to report on the Mexican elections & the impact on the U.S.

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Videos

KRWG in Las Cruces, N.M. produced a television special on The Border and the Mexican Ballot.

When Mexico chooses a new president July 1st, Americans will be watching. Especially the millions of people who live in the border region with a personal stake in the outcome. Fronteras Desk reporters traveled along the border to find out just what’s at stake. In the first part of a Fronteras series on Mexico’s election, Peter O'Dowd reports.

The violence in Mexico caused by the ongoing war among rival drug cartels could influence the country's upcoming presidential elections. One Texas border artist brings the scenes of this war — and the pain that accompanies it — to life.

No Drinking In Mexico -- It's Election Weekend

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In honor of Mexico's elections this weekend, most of the country will ban alcohol sales.

6/29/12Read more

U.S. Radio Spots Tout Mexican Candidates

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It’s election season, not just here but also across the border in Mexico. And if you live near the border, you might be hearing radio ads for Mexican candidates.

6/8/12Read more

Registration For Mexican Expats To Vote In Election Lags In US

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Only a small fraction of Mexican citizens living in the U.S. signed up to vote in their home country’s July presidential election, according to figures released on Friday. Registration barriers and apathy could be to blame.

2/18/12Read more