September 6, 2004 |
Two candidates were in a close race for the governor's seat in Veracruz, preliminary returns showed early today. A loss would be a blow to the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which has held the state since the party's creation in 1929. With 56% of the votes counted, the PRI's Fidel Herrera, a 55-year-old lawyer and senator, had 33.
January 5, 1993 |
In an effort to improve the government's human rights image--and possibly its record--President Carlos Salinas de Gortari on Monday replaced his attorney general and his interior secretary, the official who oversees elections and political reform. Salinas also named one of his oldest friends, Emilio Lozoya Thalmann, as secretary of energy and mines, immediately raising speculation about the race to succeed the president in 1994.
April 6, 1990 |
Armored vehicles rolled into Michoacan state as opposition supporters were ousted Thursday from city halls they had shut down in December to dramatize election fraud charges against Mexico's ruling party. By midday there were reports that demonstrators from the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) had been dislodged from seven of the 17 city halls closed since the disputed elections.
May 30, 1999 |
Leaders of Mexico's traditionally authoritarian ruling party took a bold step this month to extend their world-record grip on power: They scheduled an election. But the country's first-ever national presidential primary is much more than a way for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to nominate its standard bearer for the 2000 elections. Given its falling popularity and declining reputation, the PRI's move was tantamount to pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1997 |
So, finally Carlos Salinas de Gortari has provided an explanation of why things went wrong in Mexico in 1994. The former president, who for five years won applause and fame all over the world for being the Latin leader Americans loved to like, has become the Mexican all his compatriots love to hate. After 16 months in self-imposed exile and disgrace, Salinas has decided to fight back and justify himself in a newspaper interview. He probably should have kept quiet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1988 |
Carlos Salinas de Gortari's inaugural process can be most accurately defined by the links between its three elements: the appointment of the new cabinet, the opposition's reaction and his inaugural address. In themselves the three chapters, while including a few surprises, were hardly spectacular.