Two of the races, in particular, have captured broad attention:
Miguel Hidalgo. Demetrio Sodi of the PAN will try to keep this well-heeled borough in the PAN column–the PRD holds 14 of the 16 boroughs. Sodi is the former PAN candidate for mayor of Mexico City, and his challenger is Ana Gabriela Guevara of the PRD.
Iztapalapa. Will the López Obrador-backed candidate for the PT beat the official PRD candidate? At stake is control of the patronage machine in Mexico City’s most populous borough, and a test of whether AMLO still dictates the fate of Mexico’s Left.