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Mexico Political Update - July 2012

  1. 1. Mexico Political Update July 2012 Nuricumbo + PartnersAudit • Finance • Risk • Strategy • Business Development
  2. 2. Elections Results Presidential Official Results Presidential Votes 12,786,647 19,226,784 15,896,999 1,150,662 Total 45,061,092Source: Newspaper “El Universal” with Official Data from the Electoral Federal Institute, July 8th ,2012
  3. 3. Outline1 General Overview2 Political Parties and Coalitions3 Elections Results4 Contact
  4. 4. General Overview Political Organization Mexico is a Representative Democratic Republic conformed by 32 Autonomous States (31 States and one Federal District). • Both the Federation and the States adjust to the model for the division of powers and separation of functions, divided into Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branch.Source: Electoral Federal Institute, 2012
  5. 5. General Overview Political Organization • The Executive Branch is conformed by the President, elected by vote for a period of 6 years. Under no circumstance the President may be re-elected. • The Legislative Branch is vested upon the Union Congress, formed by a Lower Chamber of 500 deputies and an Upper Chamber conformed by 128 senators. • The Judicial Branch is vested upon the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, made up by eleven ministers elected by the vote of two thirds of the Upper Chamber members. • Elections must be carried out through universal, free, secret and direct voting.Source: Electoral Federal Institute, 2012
  6. 6. General Overview Countrywide Nominated Positions: 2,127 • President Agenda 2011 - 2012 Federal Pre- • 500 Federal Deputies Dec 18th – Feb 15th campaign • 128 Federal Senators Federal Inter Feb 16th – Mar 29th • 7 State Governors Campaign Federal • 579 Local Deputies Mar 30th – Jun 27th Campaign • 876 Councils Elections July 1st • 16 Delegation Councils (Mexico City) President: Dec 1st • 20 Municipal Boards Entry Others: Sept 1st Election Date: July 1st, 2012Source: Electoral Federal Institute, 2012
  7. 7. Political Parties and Coalitions Election 2012: Parties and Coalitions’ Current Situation Political Position: Center • Deputies: 141 / 500 National Action Party • Senators: 50 / 128 • Governors: 9 / 32 (3 PRD Coalition) Political Position: Center Right • Deputies: 261 / 500 Compromise for Mexico • Senators: 41 / 128 • Governors: 20 / 32 Political Position: Left Progressive • Deputies: 90 / 500 Movement • Senators: 33 / 128 • Governors: 6 / 32 (3 PAN Coalition) Political Position: Center • Deputies: 7 / 500 New Alliance Party • Senators: 0 / 128 • Governors: 0 / 32Source: Senate of the Republic, 2012; Deputies Chamber, 2012; Newspaper “El Universal”, 2012.
  8. 8. Political Parties and Coalitions Political Map April 2012 Institutional Revolutionary Party National Action Party Democratic Revolution Party Others - Governor Election -Source:, 2012 and Newspaper “El Universal” 2012.
  9. 9. Political Parties and Coalitions Presidential Candidates Josefina Vazquez Mota • Book: Our Opportunity: a • Party: National Action Party Mexico for Everyone, 2011. • Education: Economy / Institutional Studies • Website: • Former Position: Minister of Education Enrique Peña Nieto • Book: Mexico, the Great • Party: Institutional Revolutionary Party Hope, 2011. • Education: Law / MBA • Website: • Former Position: Governor of State of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador • Book: The Mafia that took • Party: Democratic Revolution Party over Mexico (2010). • Education: Political Science • Website: • Former Position: Governor of Federal District Gabriel Quadri De la Torre • Book: Public Policies: • Party: New Alliance Sustainability and Environment • Education: Civil Engineering / Master in Economy • Website: www.nueva- • Former Position: General Manager Ecosecurities Newspaper “El Universal” 2012.
  10. 10. Political Parties and Coalitions Percentual Budget per Party Monetary Budget per Party $32,168,433.46 $52,538,959.12 $33,843,516.27 $8,716,067.32 Total $127,266,976.20 Note: USD Exchange Rate: $13.20 pesos / USDSource: Electoral Federal Institute, 2012
  11. 11. Elections Results Presidential Official Results Presidential Votes 12,786,647 19,226,784 15,896,999 1,150,662 Total 45,061,092Source: Newspaper “El Universal” with Official Data from the Electoral Federal Institute, July 8th ,2012
  12. 12. Elections Results The Winning Speech During his first speech as a virtual winner of the Presidential Elections, Enrique Peña Nieto celebrated the professionalism, impartiality and strict compliance with the law of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE). He stressed that on July 1st not a single person nor a Political Party have won, but the democracy itself, all citizens and Mexico.Source: , 2012
  13. 13. Elections Results Votes Recount Election Illegitimacy Both the National Action Party and the Progressive Movement Lopez Obrador, from the Progressive Movement Coalition requested a recount Coalition, has not accepted the victory of even before the official count Enrique Peña Nieto from the PRI Party. His was completed. delegate at IFE pointed out that the PRI party The Electoral Federal Institute made payments to buy voters: the evidence lies proceeded to recount 78,409 in more than 500 complaints before the electoral packages, equivalent to Electoral Crimes Prosecution Authority 45,049,356 votes. (FEPADE).Source: Newspaper “El Universal”, 2012
  14. 14. Elections Results An Additional Opponent: The Students #I am 132 Movement The social movement Yo Soy #132 was created by students from many universities in Mexico as a response to the voiceless promises of all the candidates and the specifically against the campaign of Enrique Peña Nieto. The movement has had an active participation before the Elections and managed to organize a debate among the candidates. Peña Nieto did not attend this debate. The movement aims to “awake” the people towards an actual change, to reject a world where a few ones win and the majority loses, and to realize that the oppressive structures are trembling because the change is near. After the elections, the movement did reject the electoral official results.Source: , 2012
  15. 15. Elections Results A Large Sector of Society consider Elections Results as an ”Imposition” On July 7th a vast manifestation conformed by students, unionized workers, civil and social organizations and general population protested at the Mexican Central Square (Zocalo) during the so- called “Manifestation against Imposition”. In the meantime, PRD’s President announced that his Party will support Lopez Obrador as far as the law allows it: possible mobilizations ahead.Source: Newspaper “El Universal”, 2012 and Opera Mundi, 2012.
  16. 16. Elections Results Reconcilation Speech Despite all protests and upcoming inquiries, Enrique Peña Nieto defends its victory in the past Elections and dismisses the fraud accusations imposed to his Party, many of them related to the distribution of coupons as a way of buying voters. He calls other parties for unity and cooperation on behalf of Mexico’s new political phase.Source: Newspaper “El Universal”, 2012.
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