TITLE

Progress, but to What End?

AUTHOR(S)
Castañeda, Jorge G.; Morales, Marco A.
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Harvard International Review;Spring2008, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the electoral reform in Mexico in 2007. After the election of Felipe Calderón as president, electoral reform occurred. These changes have resulted in amendments to the constitution and the refurbishing of the current electoral law. Even before Mexico became an independent nation, elections in the country have been regulated in various forms. The changes were aimed at reducing inequity in federal elections. One issue ignored by the reform was the use of structural advantages to promote behavioral ones.
ACCESSION #
32153253

 

Related Articles

  • ELECTION REDIRECTION. Sutter, Mary // Daily Variety;6/30/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 64, p15 

    The article reports on the 2006 presidential elections in Mexico. The Mexican law demands the discontinuance of campaign three days before the presidential election and has permitted Mexicans working in other countries to vote in the 2006 elections. U.S. Spanish-language networks will cover the...

  • Global Insights: Gates' Pentagon War. Weitz, Richard // World Politics Review (19446284);11/19/2009, p51 

    The article reports on the issuance by the U.S. Department of Defense of a directive in 2009 that raises irregular warfare (IW) which reflects the efforts of U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to minimize the reluctance of the U.S. military. In a directive issued in December 2008, the...

  • DARK HORSE BECOMES NEW FRONTRUNNER. Guerrero, Antonio // Global Finance;Jun2006, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p6 

    The article focuses on the status of PAN party candidate Felipe Calderón in the presidential race in Mexico. Calderón, a business-friendly conservative once considered a dark-horse candidate, has moved into the frontrunner slot for the July 2, 2006 election. He topped the leading candidate...

  • How Mexico can avert a crisis.  // New Statesman;8/7/2006, Vol. 135 Issue 4804, p5 

    In this editorial the authors discuss the 2006 electoral crisis in Mexico. Supporters of André Manuel López Obrador demanded a recount of a vote that gave presidential victory to Felipe Calderón by a very slim margin. The editors recommend a recount observed by a neutral party.

  • The Fragile Democracy. Castañeda, Jorge // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);9/24/2007 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 150 Issue 13, p43 

    The article focuses on the tax and electoral reforms carried out in Mexico, that are not the ones that the country needs. President Felipe Calderón's government wanted revenue without election laws, and their opposition wanted election reform without taxes, and the result is more political...

  • The Fragile Democracy. Castañeda, Jorge // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);9/24/2007 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 150 Issue 13, p33 

    The article focuses on the tax and electoral reforms carried out in Mexico, that are not the ones that the country needs. President Felipe Calderón's government wanted revenue without election laws, and their opposition wanted election reform without taxes, and the result is more political...

  • Citizenship in The Making. de Anda, Gustavo Gordillo // Georgetown Journal of International Affairs;2008, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p105 

    The article discusses the importance of institutional change in Mexico. It notes on the major issues on vote results from the presidential election won by the nationalist center-left Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), Manuel López Obrador against the conservative party member, center-right...

  • A Mexican standoff? Shearer, Kent // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;7/31/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p18 

    The article focuses on the issues surrounding the presidential election in Mexico. The outcome of the presidential election is clouted with controversies. The victory of Felipe Calderon is contested by Andres Lopez Obrador who claimed fraud and demanded a recount. But his defeat could be...

  • Calderón Victorious.  // Latin America Monitor: Mexico Monitor;Oct2006, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p1 

    The article reports that Mexico's electoral tribunal has declared Felipe Calderón, Partido Acción Nacional candidate, as president elect on September 5, 2006. The tribunal confirmed that majority of the votes in the July 2, 2006 elections were for Calderón. The tribunal's decision is...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics