Mexico review PS 140

Mexico review PS 140 - Lauren Kobrick Discussion Emergence of Modern Mexico Federal Republic highly centralized because 90 of the states revenue

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Lauren Kobrick – 10/25/10 Discussion – Emergence of Modern Mexico Federal Republic - highly centralized because 90% of the state’s revenue comes from the central government -31 states 1 federal district Upper House=Senate Lower House=Chamber of Deputies 1 president elected nationally by simple plurality direct elections Each state and each federal district sends 3 reps (2 appointed by largest party in the state government, 1 by the second largest) to Senate o Senate is elected for 6 years, 500 seats elected for 3 years (of these 500, 300 by FPTP and 200 by PR) has more power of foreign policy and over states (can remove state governors and state legislatures if there is a failure of secretary), regulates power sharing between federal and state governments Chamber of Deputies has powers (overriding powers) on fiscal regulation **No re-election for consecutive terms and the president is limited to only one term -Constant change -Very little policy continuation (medicated by fact that Mexico for most of its time as a democracy has always had the same party in power) President appoints the Cabinet (controls bureaucracy and implements the policies) A. Constraints on the president a. foreign affairs normally in hands of President but in this system in the hands of Senate, presidential veto can be overturned by 2/3 majorities
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2011 for the course PS 140 taught by Professor Inglehart during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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Mexico review PS 140 - Lauren Kobrick Discussion Emergence of Modern Mexico Federal Republic highly centralized because 90 of the states revenue

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