Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 7, 2016 / 15:19 pm
Just a few weeks after Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced measures to legalize gay marriage and homosexual adoption throughout the country, his party suffered a severe setback in the June 5 elections.
Leading pro-family advocates have described the situation as a "protest vote" against the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), to which the president belongs.
Elections were held June 5 for governor in 12 states. According to the preliminary tally, waiting for official results on June 8, the PRI lost the elections in 7 states.
The Mexican press has called the vote a "severe setback" and "black Sunday" for the PRI. These elections, according to many analysts, serve as an indication as to what the 2018 presidential vote may be like.