Elections

How It Should Work

The contrast between the economic reforms of the last decades and those of an electoral-political nature is striking. The first have followed an impeccable logic and are characterized by their clarity of purpose. The second ones have all been reactive, tiny and of changing compass. One can agree or disagree with one or the other, but it is indisputable that they are two different “animals.”

PODCAST | Second Mexican Presidential Debate Analysis

Democracy Going Downhill

The seventh edition of the Index of Mexican Democratic Development (IDD) 2017 does not paint a flattering portrait of the Mexican democratic performance. In general, the index falls 15 percent in comparison to previous measurements (2015), particularly in the areas of citizen democracy and institutions, while economic and social conditions remain stable.

One Month Out: New Perspectives on the 2018 Mexican Election

On July 1, 2018, Mexicans go to the polls to pick a new President and a new Congress. Throughout the campaign, there has been a clear front-runner, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who on his third attempt to win the presidency appears to have cracked the code on how to convince Mexico’s voters that he offers an opportunity for positive change rather than a threat. AMLO’s Morena party may also be heading towards a congressional majority, raising the possibility that he will be able to enact an ambitious legislative agenda.

Mexico's Diaspora Electorate

Elections in Mexico can produce perplexing situations: “se cayó el sistema;” “voto por voto, casilla por casilla.” In the Mexican diaspora, elections create paradoxes of their own.

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