Photo: Mexico Presidential Elections
Univision’s coverage of Mexico’s presidential election, includes live and special programming, “Mexico Decide 2012” (Mexico Decides 2012), in the lead and following the July 1 election. Univision’s award-winning journalists Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas will broadcast all network news programming live from Mexico City. “Noticiero Univision” (weekdays and weekend editions at 6:30 p.m. ET), Nightly News Edition (weekdays and weekend editions at 11:30 p.m. ET), a special edition of “Al Punto” airing live at 1 p.m. ET and a special primetime program “Mexico Decide 2012” will broadcast from the heart of Mexico City, the Zocalo.
KMEX Univision 34 in Los Angeles and KUVN Univision 23 in Dallas will also provide coverage by their news teams on all editions of their local news programs, as well as lead the coverage for Univision’s local stations.
More than 80 million Mexican citizens are going to the polls on July 1, 2012 to elect a new president, congress, six governors and the mayor of Mexico City. In addition to live news programming from the Zocalo, news teams will be reporting from the country’s Federal Electoral Institute, where election results are tabulated. Special teams will report from the candidates’ campaign headquarters: Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI) and Partido Verde Ecologista de Mexico; Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Democratic Revolution Party (Partido de la Revolucion Democratica, PRD), Partido del Trabajo and Partido de Convergencia; Josefina Vazquez Mota of the National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional, PAN); and Gabriel Quadri of the New Alliance Party (Partido Nueva Alianza, PANAL).
Univision’s ongoing coverage will also feature profiles of the candidates, and will report on the impact of the youth vote, social media and the Yosoy132 movement on the election.
The coverage line up for Sunday, July 1 includes:
* Univision Network will air a special LIVE edition of “Al Punto” anchored by Jorge Ramos at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT/10 a.m. PT coast to coast;
* In addition to the election bulletins, Ramos and Salinas will anchor “Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana” at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT;
* The special program “Mexico Decide 2012” will air LIVE coast to coast at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT/7 p.m. PT from the Zocalo in Mexico City, anchored by Ramos and Salinas. The special will include the latest broadcasts from Univision News correspondents, Maria Antonieta Collins and Leon Felipe.
Galavision and TeleFutura will join Noticias Univision in the coverage of the election in Mexico. TeleFutura will air one-minute electoral bulletins every hour on July 1, starting at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT/12 p.m. PT. Galavision will have complete news coverage the entire day beginning at 8 a.m. ET/7 a.m. CT/5 a.m. PT through midnight coast to coast with live newscasts directly from Televisa’s news team in Mexico, as well as coverage from Univision News.