By Tim Johnson / McClatchy
Think the U.S. presidential campaign is long? Look at Mexico. The next presidential election isn’t until 2018, and candidates already are lining up.
President Enrique Peña Nieto isn’t even halfway through his six-year term.
Recent midterm elections displayed the weakness of several major opposition parties and opened the door to independents. As a result, several high-profile politicians have announced that they will seek the presidency in 2018.
Mexicans seem to be heading to a new normal: the permanent campaign.