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  1. Mexican Political System • System on paper • Direct presidential elections • Legislative elections • Chamber of Deputies (500 seats) • 300 by “first-past-the-post” in single member electoral districts • 200 by proportional representation • Senate (128 seats) • 4 deputies elected from each of 31 states and capital

  2. Mexican Political System System on paper Direct presidential elections Legislative elections Actual functioning through 2000 Electoral fraud and corruption undermined democratic functions

  3. Mexican Political System Political parties PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) 1929 Corporatist relationship with workers, peasants PAN (National Action Party) 1939 Right of center Socially conservative Business interests PRD (Democratic Revolutionary Party) Left of center Cardenas splits from PRI 1988

  4. Mexican Political System Building democracy Increasingly democratic reforms pushed by President Zedillo (1994-2000) Federal Electoral Institute Benefit programs NOT tied to vote for PRI

  5. Mexico, Voting In New Leader, Begins Political Sea Change, July 4, 2000 "All the parties are going to have to relearn the art of making politics," said Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Serra, a political scientist. "The fundamental pillars of Mexico's political system have changed."

  6. Mexican Political System Consolidating democracy Election of opposition candidates 2000 Vincente Fox’s (PAN)  “yuppie revolution” 2006 Calderon’s (PAN) narrow victory <1% of vote over Obrador (PRD)  charges of vote fraud  low voter turnout ~40% Test of democratic institutions EU observers: “transparent and competitive” Federal Electoral Tribunal upholds election With no representation by PRD Felipe Calderon

  7. By Franc Contreras BBC News, MexicoCity Politics has often been a violent affair in Mexico. And after decades of virtual one-party rule, July's parliamentary election has caused bitter recrimination. Mexicans have a lack of trust in their political institutions

  8. Mexican Political System • Drug war • Impact on political system