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March 09, 2003

Mexican Voters Reject Government/War

The party of Vicente Fox, Mexico's current President, lost badly in local elections today.

While most issues were local, including government scandals, the war in Iraq is playing a factor in Mexican politics:

Fox, elected amid much fanfare in 2000 as the first president from Mexico's opposition and thus the symbol of Mexico's democratic coming of age, faces tough legislative elections this summer with a predominantly antiwar electorate.
"Fox is facing intense pressure from the population, the opposition parties, and the media, all of whom want Mexico to resist war in favor of a peaceful resolution of the Iraq conflict," says Jorge Chabat, a Mexico City political scientist.

Update: See similar pressure in Pakistan as well.

Posted by Nathan at March 9, 2003 09:32 PM

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Score another one up for Bush. Isn't it weird how he's forcing people to vote against him at the UNSC? And that, my friends, is why they invented diplomacy (bows).
Maybe if the PRI come back to power, they'll be less corrupt than they were.

Posted by: John Isbell at March 9, 2003 10:42 PM

The Bush League's gonna get regime change coming outa its ying-yang.

Posted by: Cowboy Kahlil at March 10, 2003 06:04 AM

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