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Analysis: Divided Democratic Revolution Party Reaches a Crossroads

LADB Article ID: 55982
Category/Department: Mexico
Date: 1995-08-16
By: Guest

On the second Sunday in July, the left-center Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) made history when it staged the first primary election ever to be held on Mexican soil. The significance of the primary as a democratic milestone in Mexico appears to have escaped the attention of most of the Mexican public. More importantly, the primary election exposed deep divisions within the PRD organization in the west-central state of Michoacan, and even greater divisions within the national party structure.

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