The INE (Mexico’s National Electoral Institute)

 

The 2nd Mexican presidential debate was organized by INE (National Electoral Institute or the Instituto Nacional Electoral). It is an autonomous public organization in Mexico responsible for organizing federal elections.

I consider INE a prime example of Mexico’s progress in its political development because it is chartered to function independently of the president, congress, and the nation’s political parties; furthermore, it regulates funding for elections. As a result, tycoons and other powerful individuals cannot easily influence elections the way they do in the U.S., and the exorbitant spending that has come to mark our elections is kept under control by our neighbor to the south.

The INE has raised a lot of hackles (as you might imagine!) but what an intelligent way to do elections!

Please click the back arrow to return to my impressions of the 2nd Mexican Presidential Debate.

 

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