The nature of political power in Mexico is changing, and the country's three major parties are struggling to keep up. A representative of the opposition National Action Party (PAN) announced on Feb. 15 that the party had presented a proposal to Congress to add a runoff vote to Mexico's presidential elections. If the bill passes, it would require first- and second-place candidates to face off against each other in the event that neither garners a certain level of popular support (in all likelihood, half of the vote). And in a country where no president has won a clear majority in nearly three decades, such a setup would be guaranteed to make Mexican politics less competitive -- and more contentious....
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