Mexico Study Guide - Aftermath of Mexico's 2006 Election...

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Aftermath of Mexico’s 2006 Election - Obrador (PRD) and Calderon (PAN) were virtually tied going into the election, Calderon comes out victorious by .58% - Obrador and PRD immediately claim that the victory was a result of election fraud, but not very convincing: PRD representatives in polling locations did not report anything on election day. - PRD requests a recount on the votes, but the Federal Electoral Institute is only court ordered to recount 9% of the votes, and PRD as a result launches a civil disobedience campaign in Mexico City - Votes are recounted, but PAN still retains percentage lead - Obrador declares himself the “legitimate” president, but Calderon assumes office in December 2006 - Even though Obrador continues to whine, PRD now functions as a responsible opposition party and negotiates with Calderon on legislation - See “Mexico’s Disputed Election” – Luis Rubio and Jeffrey Davidow - Calderon = Continue with reforms, Orbador = Go back to the past Felipe Calderon - Current President of Mexico - Member of the PAN Party - ?? Chamber of Deputies
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/05/2008 for the course POLI SCI 106 taught by Professor Hererra during the Fall '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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