Analysis Of Mexico's Transition To An Elusive Idea Of Democracy

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México’s Transition to an Elusive Idea of Democracy A democracy is that which “its most powerful collective decision-makers are selected through fair, honest and periodic elections in which candidates clearly compete for votes and in which virtually all the adult population is eligible to vote”. It can be defined as political system in which individualistic power to make political decisions is based on a struggle for leadership votes and the freedom for people to make representation decisions concerning their rights”1. Democracy can ultimately be measured through political stability and free and fair elections to ensure equality in political representation within a nation. For the country of México democratization has been an unattainable …show more content…
The PRI is described as a corporatist party that dominated the electoral arena. During the time of PRI control, political leaders were chosen as successors of another PRI member. Despite seemingly fair elections, the government was able to create a democratic façade through rigged and fraudulent elections or clientelism. Therefore, the elections by the people are then deemed meaningless as their votes would not have any sort of impact. Ultimately those in power would choose the next leader within their political party that would continue to maintain a corrupt …show more content…
Part of this is due to the “uneven subnational political change in Mexico”, this in turn would require that the perspectives of a political system be shaped so that those who inhabit it would be more willing to engage in these politics. Democracy seems less of a possibility for México as the people feel less inclined to participate in political elections and will have a tainted outlook of their political leaders and system due to knowledge of existing fraud9. Although it is essentially their right, as mentioned in their constitution, many of them do not exercise this right. In part, it is because the corruption is so evident that the people feel their vote is meaningless, and that ultimately political parties continue to hold all of the power. The attempt at a transition has slow, practically stagnant and violent. Protests for non-fraudulent elections for non-corrupt leaders that entails the basic rights of democracy were suppressed and ignored leaving the people helpless. The country of Mexico may consider itself a democracy but locally, it is evidently not. Ideally, political leaders should be those helping the country unify, but their corruption and inability to be accordance with a mutual goal of democratization has left them unable to unify the country. Corruption is heavily rooted in the government and has strongly affected the people and have left unrepresented and

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