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Mexican 'democracy', US-Style (Op-Ed)


The newly-elected Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has started his term by announcing a number of reforms, such as opening the energy sector to private investments. However, a court still has to rule on the legitimacy of the election results.

The best ‘democracy’ money can buy

Mexico’s presidential elections on July 1 were “officially won” by rich-kid candidate Enrique Peña Nieto with just over 38 per cent of the vote, thus bringing the PRI – Institutional Revolutionary Party – back to power.

Loud cries of electoral fraud were heard immediately, notably from Andrés López Obrador, the left-of-center PRD – Democratic Revolution Party – candidate who came in second with 31.5 per cent of the vote.

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