The idealistic 25-year-old college graduate Pedro Kumamoto challenges the corrupt and jaded image of Mexican politicians. Now he’s under pressure to prove he can stay real.
Indie candidates also stormed to victory in key races in Jalisco, while the upstart leftist Morena movement made gains in Mexico City and in Congress. One man is killed in Guerrero.
Two candidates in Guadalajara, the nation’s second-largest city, have stoked optimism about a citizen-led government in a state that faces mounting violence.