Mexico election: Congressional contests will be key as a leftist is poised for runaway presidential win

A poll conducted by Parametria shows left-wing Morena party is likely to win the most seats in Mexico’s Congress in Sunday’s elections.

Morena is led by leftist firebrand Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who holds a commanding lead in the country’s presidential election.

“If AMLO wins by a significant threshold and gets a majority in Congress, that will signal a very significant shift in Mexican politics on a very fundamental level,” says one expert. “If he doesn’t get a majority, … he’ll be far less powerful.”