08 - PRI 1929 There needed to be a political party for...

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PRI – 1929 There needed to be a political party for Mexico; goal was to get violent groups to stop shooting and to form the party; Calles called the groups in and created a single party to represent the revolution; laboring unions (old CROM) joined PRI; the gov’t created the party; it functioned and got better organization and won every president election from 1934-2000, won every governor race til the 1980s, and had majority of congress until 1997; there was, however, fraud included in the party to win elections; the party did, however, deliver results for most of the public; received much more gov’t support and
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Unformatted text preview: there was more land reform; there was nationalistic image with the PRI since their party colors were the same as the Mexican flag; anyone could join the party and could propose anything but you had to go along with the party; it was made clear that the benefits of the people were coming from the PRI; this was done so people would join up; agrarians, labor, public sector were the 3 sectors of the PRI; PRI was able to pass what they wanted, repeal what they wanted; PAN (National Action Party) came to power as a party and was able to get in a president in 2000; PAN was more conservative than PRI;...
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  • Spring '08
  • Butler
  • PRI, Institutional Revolutionary Party

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