Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Monday, June 20, 2016

Just what we'd expect

A political party doesn't do as well as expected in an election. First step: new party leadership. Does this suggest that Mexican parties are more mature organizations?

Head of Mexico's Ruling PRI Steps Down After Electoral Drubbing
The president of Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, announced his resignation on Monday, two weeks after the party of President Enrique Pena Nieto suffered a humiliating defeat in regional elections.

Manlio Fabio Beltrones, a former governor and veteran federal lawmaker, announced his decision to step down after the PRI won only five of the dozen governors races up for grabs in the June 5 vote. It previously held nine of them.

The results were far worse for the centrist party than most polls had forecast…

Beltrones told a news conference at the PRI's Mexico City headquarters, "This is a responsible decision that opens space for an internal debate and allows our party to freely decide the best path forward."…

Beltrones, 63, is still seen as a possible presidential contender for the PRI in 2018…

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