Mexico's Lost Chance for Democratization the `Ruling' Party Still Controls the Selection of a President
Richard Seid. Richard Seid is a lawyer who has lived ., The Christian Science Monitor
RECENTLY Mexico's "ruling" party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), lost a golden opportunity to advance the democratization process within its ranks. It is fairly obvious that in choosing the PRI's presidential candidate for next August's elections, President Carlos Salinas de Gortari had narrowed the field to Mexico City's mayor, Manuel Camacho Solis, and the eventual choice, Luis Donaldo Colosio, the cabinet's Secretary for Social Development. From all indications, it was a tough call since both men seemed eminently qualified and both wanted the job. True to form, President Salinas made the choice himself on Dec. 8.
Instead of having the PRI selection …
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Publication information: Article title: Mexico's Lost Chance for Democratization the `Ruling' Party Still Controls the Selection of a President. Contributors: Richard Seid. Richard Seid is a lawyer who has lived . - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: December 2, 1993. Page number: 22. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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