And the winner of the final debate is...

Columnists and contributors to EL UNIVERSAL share their views on who won the third and final presidential debate
And the winner of the final debate is...
Presidential candidates – Photo: Courtesy of the INE
13/06/2018
14:05
Newsroom
Mexico City
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León Krauze
Winner: Ricardo Anaya
Remarks: Although this was the best debate for all three of them, for José Antonio Meade a debate is won by the one who goes there to debate. Ricardo Anaya won.

Ana Paula Ordorica
Winner: Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Remarks: Although there was no clear winner, in a debate if you don't lose you win, and because AMLO is the front-runner he benefits from this and thus he's the winner.

Raúl Rodríguez
Winner: José Antonio Meade
Remarks: He landed several blows to Anaya and AMLO. It's likely he snatches the second place from Anaya in vote intention but not enough to take down López Obrador.

Héctor de Mauleón
Winner: José Antonio Meade
Remarks: The candidate of the PRI has shown he has updated information and is knowledgeable on the topics discussed.

Alejandro Hope
Winner: Moderators
Remarks: Moderators win for being sharp, keen, smart, and with substance, without stealing the spotlight.

Elisa Alanís
Winner: Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Remarks: I think none of them truly stood out. There wasn't a clear winner, the three repeated performances. But from an overall perspective, Andrés Manuel [wins] because I don't think this debate will considerably shift election preferences.

José Antonio Crespo
Winner: José Antonio Meade
Remarks: He was the most relaxed, articulate, and informed.

Salvador García Soto
Winner: José Antonio Meade
Remarks: Unlike AMLO, who looked the same as in previous debates, and Anaya, who was seen nervous throughout the event, Meade was seen relaxed and consistent.

Alfonso Zárate
Winner: Draw
Remarks: None of the candidates had an outstanding performance. I think they all prepared for the debate and I can't speak of a winner. I think we have enough experience to know debates rarely shift preferences; candidates arrive highly prepared and hardly make serious mistakes or blunders and those who watch the debate decode it according to their philias and phobias. At the end of the day, what matters is if the undecided will be swayed and experience tells us debates do not alter electoral preferences unless there is a knockout.
 

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