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Mexico I


This lecture talks about how Mexico's government is set up, the PRI party, and the 2000 election when the PRI was defeated by the PAN

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
Polisci 106 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

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POLI SCI 106 1st Edition Lecture 22 Outline of Last Lecture 1 1949 2 East Europe Soviet Bloc CMEA 3 Future of China Outline of Current Lecture 1 2006 Election in Mexico 2 Incumbency Advantage 3 Clientelism 4 Interest Representation 5 Electoral Fraud 6 Why Elections Parties Legislatures 7 Beatriz Magaloni Voting for Autocracy 2006 8 Jennifer Gandhi Political Institutions Under Dictatorship 2008 9 Political Institutions Under Dictatorship 10 The Wind of Change Current Lecture Mexico I 2006 Election in Mexico Bush vs Gore 2000 No Calderon vs Lopez Obrador 2006 Felipe Calderon candidate of the Partido Accion National PAN neither members of PRI for 60 years PRI continuously in power power built on patronage and clientelism over past 20 years remarkable transformation then electoral manipulation condoned by leaders cynically accepted by public now govt respect of voters preferences expected and demanded single party held on to power for so long Incumbency Advantage PRI rule highly efficient and stable displays key features of democratic system but in practice much different from what s on paper impossible for opposition to gain office These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute best pre 1988 presidential election result for an outsider 16 PRI advantages access to govt funds for example presidential slush fund support of big business vast clientelistic networks new president every 6 years president was always a representative of the PRI Clientelism clientelistic networks critical component of PRI s rule clientelism system based on patron client relationships patron provides client with benefits material goods public services etc in exchange for support esp at election time most pervasive when no alternative providers of goods and services often clients poor lowly educated rural populations need resources removed from alternative providers but not always ex wealthy

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