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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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True to his populist credentials, the Mexican president-elect is proposing constitutional reform to permit voters to directly set policy through referendums. However, the change could have some unintended consequences....

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