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p11_lec10 - 1. Term limits Mexico prohibits consecutive...

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1. Term limits Less pork Good legislators cannot be reelected With party-controlled nominations (ie, no primaries), party dominance over legislators Inexperienced legislators Congress weakened, presidency strengthened Mexico prohibits consecutive reelection of legislators
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2. Campaign Finance Concern / Goal Regulatory Solutions EXCHANGES & INFLUENCES - Corruption, kickbacks - Policy influence - Criminal, foreign -Vote buying Public financing; Disclosure; Limits/prohibitions on contributions, “secret donations” INFORMED ELECTORATES - Sources of finance - Responsibility for advertising Disclosure COMPETITIVE ELECTIONS - Expected winners get too much $, would-be contenders dont get enough Public financing; Limits on spending and/or campaign periods (?) FUNDRAISING TIME & EFFORT - Candidates wasting too much time, etc Public financing; Limits on spending and/or campaign periods
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Parties that win 4% of votes or 1 seat in Assembly are entitled to some post-electoral reimbursement of expenses…
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