Friday, April 16, 2010

The Reform to Come

The political reform proposed by Calderón with great pomp in December grows smaller by the day: Excélsior reports that the only issues on the table are the citizen initiatives, the structure of budget (presumably of political parties, though it doesn't specify), a mechanism for referenda, the process for replacing presidents, and the party system (a label that is unhelpfully a broad in this case). Other proposals --reelection, the second round of presidential voting, a smaller Congress-- will have to wait until the legislative period starting in September to be considered.

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