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Adiós to the PRI? Changing Voter Turnout in Mexico's Political Transition

Joseph L. Klesner
Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos
Vol. 17, No. 1 (Winter 2001), pp. 17-39
DOI: 10.1525/msem.2001.17.1.17
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/msem.2001.17.1.17
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Adiós to the PRI? Changing Voter Turnout in Mexico's Political Transition
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Abstract

During the last decade, patterns of voter turnout in Mexico have changed dramatically. Turnout patterns now resemble those of established democracies, where affluent and politically engaged citizens are more likely to participate than poorer, less informed, and rural voters who make up the Institutional Revolutionary Party's traditional base. Because those Mexicans most likely to vote are also those most likely to support the opposition, especially the National Action Party, changing partisan biases in electoral participation have had crucial consequences for Mexico's political system. Durante la última década, los patrones de participación de votantes en México han cambiado dramáticamente. Estos se asemejan ahora a los de las democracias establecidas, donde los ciudadanos acomodados e interesados en política son más propensos a participar que los más pobres, los menos informados y los votantes rurales que forman la base tradicional del Partido Revolucionario Institucional. Como los mexicanos más propensos a votar son aquellos también más propensos aapoyar ala oposición,especialmente alPartido Acción Nacional, el cambio de las tendencias de los partidarios en la participación electoral ha tenido consecuencias decisivas para el sistema político mexicano.

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