Mexico's New Father: Same As the Old?


| July 20, 2000

Mexico's New Father: Same As the Old? Martin Espinoza, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Last week's Mexican election may have brought an end to the PRI's 71-year lock on power, but it has some worried that Vicente Fox's new right-wing government will be no better, writes Martin Espinoza in the San Francisco Bay Guardian. 'Many among the country's left believe that Mexicans' paternal need, their subservience to political as well as religious authority, is one of the main obstacles to achieving a real democracy. Through a massive social education campaign, the concept of fair elections has now become part of Mexican culture. The real question, however, is whether the new government will work toward a more democratic society and allow citizens to participate in the day-to-day functions of government.' -- LU
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