Mexico’s New Father: Same As the Old?

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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