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The INE and its Role in Mexico's Democracy

July 19, 20232:35

El Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) is an autonomous constitutionally mandated institution whose aim is to ensure free, fair, democratic elections through the oversight and organization of elections at the federal, state, and local levels in Mexico. In recent years, it has faced attacks from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who proposed reforms to Mexico’s democratic system that would have diminished the INE’s capabilities and its influence. In this video, the Mexico Institute highlights the role that the INE plays in Mexico’s democracy as well as what the proposed electoral reforms could have meant for the future of the INE.


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Lauren TerMaat

Lauren TerMaat

Staff Assistant Intern, Mexico Institute
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The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more