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Why More Democracy Might Mean More Disruption in Mexico

Jul 25, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is Mexico's president-elect. He's pictured here during a June 27, 2018, campaign event in Mexico City.

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, shown here during a June 27, 2018, campaign rally in Mexico City, wants to amend Mexico's constitution to expand and strengthen voters' ability to set policy through referendums. If fulfilled, Lopez Obrador's change could have unintended consequences.

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Mexico witnessed radical change in its elections at the beginning of this month, and it appears the prospects for profound transformation are only likely to grow. After riding a populist wave of support to victory on July 1, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador released a list of priorities for Mexico's Congress...

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