Mexico urges respect for 2018 election race after U.S. official's comment

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 06, 2017 3:33 PM

(Reuters) - U.S. officials should be respectful of the Mexican 2018 presidential election, Mexico's foreign minister said Thursday after a top American security official speculated Wednesday that a win by a leftist candidate would be bad for both nations.

Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray also said his government would prefer to conclude a looming re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this year rather than during 2018.

(Reporting by Mexico City Newsroom)