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Originally posted by 1wintermute1
You can't fool all the people all the time...........but you can (please finish)
Three main parties
Mexico’s three main political parties, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), National Action Party (PAN) and Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), are defining and watchfully preparing strategies so that mistaken notions of their internal breakdowns will disappear in 2005. This so they will be strong for the presidential race in 2006.
On July 2, 2000, Vicente Fox Quesada of the opposition "Alliance for Change" coalition, headed by the National Action Party (PAN), was elected president, in what are considered to have been the freest and fairest elections in Mexico's history. Fox began his six-year term on December 1, 2000. His victory ended the Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) 71-year hold on the presidency.
The Mexican Congress is a plural institution that is playing an increasingly important role in Mexico's democratic transition. No single party holds an absolute majority in either house of Congress.
Originally posted by JoeDoaks
The fox election was a 'watershed' event in Mexico. While Fox is tied to many of the PRI politicos, the PAN has a different agenda.
Involvement in local politics finally paid off for opposition members.
Civic organizations fielded more than 80,000 trained electoral observers, foreigners were invited to witness the process, and numerous independent "quick count" operations and exit polls validated the official vote tabulation.
2003 mid-term elections:
. . . the fact that 59% percent of the electorate chose not to bother to cast their votes in the mid-terms indicates a growing disenchantment with what some believe is business-as-usual in Mexican politics.
Some analysts estimate that the illegal economic sector may make up about 25% of Mexico's GDP. Efforts to combat crime have been met by huge protests demanding that the government provide decent-paying legitimate jobs first.
WASHINGTON — Over a roller-coaster week, the Terri Schiavo case demonstrated both the political gains religious conservatives have achieved over the last generation and the challenges they still face in building a consensus for their agenda.
The aggressive intervention by President Bush and congressional Republicans in the conflict underscored their commitment to social conservative causes, while the muted, hesitant response from most Democrats highlighted their uncertainty about handling values issues after the 2004 elections.
The Growing Divide
. . . opposition was so widespread that even decisive majorities of Republicans, conservatives and white evangelical Christians said Bush and Congress should not have intervened.
The babyboombers should be euthanized because they caused this mess