Mexico faces gubernatorial elections in 2022 in six states, such as the important tourist center of Quintana Roo, with friction within the opposition parties and the question of whether the ruling and left-wing National Regeneration Movement (Morena) will gain even more weight at the regional level.
Mexicans will return to the polls a year after the largest election in the country’s history, where the Chamber of Representatives was renewed and 15 governors, 30 local congresses, and the mayors of almost 2,000 municipalities were elected.
Of the regions in dispute in 2022 -Hidalgo, Durango, Tamaulipas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, and Aguascalientes-, the ruling party is the favorite in each of them with the exception of the last one, a conservative fiefdom in the hands of the right-wing National Action Party (PAN ).
Currently, the governing coalition has control of 17 of the 32 states of the country, in addition to the headquarters of Mexico City.
The electoral contest in 2022 will be the first test facing the presidential succession that will take place in two years.
In 2023 the parties will have one last clash Coahuila and Estado de México, the last two bastions of the PRI, in case Morena wins Hidalgo. So, this is definitely a decisive year for the country in terms of democratic movements.