10:00 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT

Past Event

Ballots and bullets: Mexico’s 2024 elections

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Online Only

On June 2, Mexico is projected to hold its largest election ever. Voters will be tasked with electing a new president, deputies of the Mexican congress, and leadership in 30 of Mexico’s 32 states. The elections unfold against a backdrop of six years marred by democratic erosion and expanding violent crime, despite the military’s increasing role in public policy. Mexico remains engulfed in a security crisis, with organized crime groups tightening their grip on vast swathes of the nation, dominating both legal and illicit economies, and extensively seeking to influence elections.

On May 15, the Brookings Institution’s Initiative on Nonstate Armed Actors convened leading experts to discuss critical issues in the elections, U.S.-Mexico relations, violent crime, and the prospects for the upcoming six years. 

Viewers joined the conversation and asked questions of the panelists by emailing [email protected] and on X/Twitter using the hashtag #MexicoElections