Mexico's presidential race chaotic as independents join the race

The 2018 presidential election in Mexico will allow candidates to run without party backing, but with voter discontent running high, every candidate will have an uphill battle.

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    Mexicans head to the polls on the first of July to elect a new president - and it's already shaping up to be an historic race.

    It's the first time candidates can run without the backing of a party, meaning dozens of people are vying for the top job.

    But the winner will have to combat voter mistrust and apathy.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Mexico City.


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