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000016572 245__ $$aWhen the Opposition Took over Mexico: Elections 2000
000016572 260__ $$c2003
000016572 500__ $$a
000016572 520__ $$aElections 2000 were historical in Mexico, not because of the
controversies that arose in North America, but because after 71 years of
continuous success in the polls, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional
(PRI) stepped down from the presidency of the Federal Government, in a
highly contested election among five strong candidates 1 but without any
prejudice or controversy regarding the results, which were completely
and formally accepted by all the contenders.2 This was exceptional in the
rest of North America, where results were highly contested even with
prejudice for the judicial system, nobody predicted that the Mexican political system was prepared to give up one of its main features and that
the PRI would step down within the framework of legal institutions.
000016572 65017 $$aMexico
000016572 6557_ $$aWorking Paper
000016572 7860_ $$nVisiting Resource Professors Papers;
000016572 8564_ $$uhttp://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/4076$$zUTEXAS:2152/4076
000016572 909C0 $$Y
000016572 909C4 $$dhttp://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/4076$$pUTEXAS:2152/4076
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