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October 21, 2018, 09:06:17 PM
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Hi everyone, this started as an experiment, I hope you enjoy reading it. Please note that my not a political person and the text here is just a point of view.


2006 Mexican presidential elections were unusual. Following a term with a new pological party after 50 years of the same policies, Mexicans face the choice of choosing the same party again, returning to the old system, or voting for a further change. The results showed a divided country, and since the elected president had won elections by just half of a percentage point, it was technically a tie.
And the sore loser was not going to take this lying down. Oh, and he didn't!!
Mexico City became chaotic when Mr. Andres M. Lopez decided he would take the city by siege until his rightful claims were heard (they never were), and he paralyzed one of the busiest and most beautiful and touristic parts of the city with his siege. The economy of the whole city was affected and jobs were lost. Businesses had to close since there was not enough money for them to go on. Traffic became a complete mayhem, but Mr. Lopez stood his ground for 47 days.
According to the National Chamber of Commerce at least 35 thousand businesses had to close, and a total of 7 thousand 796 million pesos were lost, since most businesses saw a steep reduction of 60% in their revenue. At least 3,900,000 people lost their jobs. It was as disaster!
But Mr. Lopez was never heard and the Federal Electoral Institute didn’t budge, it would not order a recount of the votes. Mr. Lopez’ claims were not related to the unfairness of the election policies in Mexico, they were claims based on how the polls were counted and how there were irregularities i this regard. The whole country felt cheated as did Mr. Andres. Mexico would be the only country in the world that would not hold a second round election when such claims were made and up to some point proven, or that wouldn’t heed claims of unfair counting in an open election, the fact is that in Mexico you can win if you have as much as one vote more than your opponents.
The presidential term was bitter for many and the economy suffered due to the consequence of the city siege, many foreign investors were afraid and withdrew their money, others would note even dare to invest in Mexico’s economy and the feeling that the president was in its position only because someone cheated his way into it was wide and saddening.
Six years went by and election time was here again. Everyone said things would be different, the old party made promises again and now they had the Golden boy on their ranks, their candidate was charming, handsome and Young, he had a beautiful wife who used to be an actress in very famous Mexican soap operas, and thus with such publicity trick he won the heart of most Mexican women, women would say, I’d vote for him just to have a handsome president to look at.
Andres Manuel was again in the run to become president, but the uncertainty was what if he lost again? Could the city endure another tantrum?
It wasn't that his ideals and proposals weren't good; it was just the fact that he had put his desires and what he believed were his rights above everything else, even above the needs of the population, citizens he had promised to help. How could you trust a leader that does that?
And so the people went back to the safest bet, the former party that had ruled for more than 50 years won again with the Golden boy. Andres Manuel was again out of sorts. This time though the winner had won 38.2% of the vote while Lopez Obrador had only obtained 31.56% of the total votes. He would have to wait yet another term to attempt and win the presidential chair.
2018 came around and some thought Andres Manuel have had enough fight, and he would not contend again, and yet they were wrong, he would give it his best and with amazing proposals and strong declarations against those in the highest levels of the government, envisioning a country that would take care of the least favored and that would be built on the shoulders of those who wanted to help him achieve this goal. Promising a stern government where those in high places would reduce their salaries, where there would be no excesses, he calls all this policies the way to pave the road to The Fourth Transformation.
This time, he won the elections, and he will become Mexico’s president in just a few weeks. Let’s see if he indeed delivers these promises and fights for the citizens as he did for himself when he felt he had been wronged.     


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Mexico launched a full scale war on drugs in 2006, which, though a good cause, only made things worse.  With the cartels providing so many jobs so quickly, Mexico’s educational system could not produce trained citizens ready for the the workplace fasts enough to compete.  In addition, cartels were paying off politicians, receiving immunity from agents (US & Mexican) for turning on others, and forming their own para- militaries which caused mass killings.  Finally policies are beginning to be made in the US to cut the drug consumption at its core and authorities have been successful in apprehending Cartel leaders in recent years. 

I bet Mexico wishes its political problems had been mainly corruption and economic distress as this post suggests instead of its bloody War on Drugs since 2006. 
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Six years went by and election time was here again. Everyone said things would be different, the old party made promises again and now they had the Golden boy on their ranks, their candidate was charming, handsome and Young, he had a beautiful wife who used to be an actress in very famous Mexican soap operas, and thus with such publicity trick he won the heart of most Mexican women, women would say, I’d vote for him just to have a handsome president to look at.


If someone votes to the candidate for the reason because the candidate is charming; handsome and young and is having a beautiful famous actress wife, then I think it is definitely a suicidal step.
We should vote to the competent candidate who should be honest; hardworking; talented; farsighted even if he may be old and not so handsome. 
In my country also i see low level of politics based on caste and religion.  Many people vote to a particular candidate just because their religion is the same as of the voter is.  So I think it is low level politics. 
Because of this type of politics Indian National Congress could rule India for  around 60 years though other parties could rule for a short span of 10 years.  The result is due to dirty low level politics India is one among the poor developing countries.  China it's neighbour could overtake India due to non availability of such dirty politics.  The level of corruption was deeply rooted in all the areas during this rule.
In 2014 Parliament elections, Mr Narender Modi's party the Bhartiya Janata Party won the elections with 2/3rd majority seats.  Mr. Modi could win because of his hard working; honest; farsighted leader.  His policies have started showing results.
He has been able to control corruption to a large extent.  Poor people here were given subsidies by the Government but these were not reaching the actual beneficieries.  Corrupt leaders and traders were eating around 85% of such subsidies by corruption.  Mr. Modi launched Direct Benefit Scheme transfer schemes.  Under this scheme millions of Bank accounts of poor people were opened free of cost.  Now the subidy directly is transferred to the beneficiery.  So the corrupt leaders and traders can not loot these poor people funds now. 
e.g. LPG cooking gas cylinder costing @Rs.900/- the consumer (poor) pays to the dealer and immediately an amount of Rs,300 is credited back to his bank account.
The same way Old age  pensions; widow pensions were distributed in cash and there was also big corruption.  Millions were being paid in the name of fake pensioners but were going to the pockets of corrupt leaders / traders.  Now with the implementation of Direct benefit scheme Pensioners are getting direct credit to their Bank accounts.
And now no question of fake pension at all  Smiley
So friend my concern is ; our vote is very precious.  It can not be valued in money.  So while voting we shall see the qualities of the candidate.   Smiley
And I wish Mr Narender Modi again re elected as our Prime Minister.  I have no affection for the young smart beautiful Indian National Congress candidate Mr. Rahul Gandhi because he has no qualities; or  is having very less qualities in comparison to Mr Modi.
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October 22, 2018, 07:19:34 PM
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Mexico would be the only country in the world that would not hold a second round election when such claims were made and up to some point proven, or that wouldn’t heed claims of unfair counting in an open election, the fact is that in Mexico you can win if you have as much as one vote more than your opponents.

Horrible indeed. Up north there is no such unfair requirement to have more votes than your opponent Smiley

Thanks for sharing. I didn't realize AMLO has a bit of a history when it comes to presidential elections.

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