Mexico: On Democracy's Fringes in the Aftermath of Elections, Mexicans Await Reforms in the Ruling Party, the Media, and State Government Series: Mexico at the Crossroads
Howard LaFranchi, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
CARINA VASQUEZ ROCHA remembers thinking "this is the way democracy is supposed to be" when a discussion among university friends, before last month's presidential vote, revealed a nearly equal distribution of support for the three major candidates.
But Ms. Vasquez, a business administration student in Cuernavaca, Mexico, who supported conservative opposition candidate Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, also speaks of her disappointment that more Mexicans were not ready to try "an alternative to the PRI," or the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the state party that has held power here since 1929.
PRI candidate Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon won the election with just …
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Publication information: Article title: Mexico: On Democracy's Fringes in the Aftermath of Elections, Mexicans Await Reforms in the Ruling Party, the Media, and State Government Series: Mexico at the Crossroads. Contributors: Howard LaFranchi, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 12, 1994. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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