Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bad day for a beleaguered president

These protests come as no surprise.

Mexican Protesters Demand Ouster of President Enrique Peña Nieto
As President Enrique Peña Nieto prepared for the beginning of Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations, protesters took to the streets of capital on Thursday to demand his resignation.

Chanting “Peña out,” several thousand mostly young demonstrators marched peacefully past the glass towers of the city’s main boulevard… in the waning afternoon light, hours before the president, whose government has been buffeted by a series of scandals and a weakening economy, was to formally start the long Independence Day weekend…

Mr. Peña Nieto has become Mexico’s most unpopular president in a quarter-century…

Even so, Thursday’s protest was not nearly as large as past demonstrations…

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