Chihuahua’s Governor’s Race: Betrayal and Ambition

Chihuahua’s pre-campaign season has seen significant movement in recent weeks as candidates and parties position themselves for the election that will take place on 5 June 2016. After the pre-candidate registration closed on 11 February 2016, National Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) leader Agustín Basave Benítez indicated on 15 February it was unclear whether or not it would ally with the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) to back their candidate in Chihuahua against the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), which currently holds the state governorship. However, by 29 February, PRD Secretary General Beatriz Mojica confirmed the two parties will run separate candidates.