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This lecture describes how Mexico's political system is set up, and how its election process has changed over the years. It also talks about how the INE has impacted the election process in Mexico.

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

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POLI SCI 106 1st Edition Lecture 23 Outline of Last 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 Outline of Current Lecture 1 Mexico Since 2000 2 Partido Accion Nacional PAN 3 Partido de la Revolucion Democratica PRD 4 Mexico Since 2000 continued 5 Mexico s Political System 6 Executive Under PRI 7 Executive Today 8 Legislature 9 Judiciary 10 Federalism 11 Election Reform 12 National Electoral Institute INE 13 INE s Tasks 14 Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Branch TEPJF 15 Office of the Special Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes 16 Evolution 17 Anti Fraud Measures Current Lecture Mexico II Mexico Since 2000 Tolerance of undemocratic practices has declined 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 Functioning of institutions scrutinized intensely Held to higher standards than before Higher profile of other political parties Partido Accion Nacional PAN Wins 2000 presidential elections Felipe Calderon Also won 2006 elections Places 3rd in 2012 presidential election Importance incumbents are kicked out of office Conservative Christian Democratic Party advocates free enterprise smaller government social conservative positions Partido de la Revolucion Democratica PRD Leftist Center Left Strongholds less developed regions of central and southern Mexico Lost 2006 by 0 58 Second 32 in 2012 candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Key players Vicente Fox Felipe Calderon Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Mexico Since 2000 continued More competitive and pluralistic political system Remember transition happened under a veil of government continuity Hence issue of institutional design not

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