A free and fair vote was at risk at a critical time for the country. In this context, the network of Scholars and Citizens for Democracy in Mexico was created.Hundreds of people from all over the world answered the call to defend the vote and join the non-partisan observation.
Free and fair elections are a critical component of a real democracy and citizens have long fought for the right to vote and to have their vote counted. Less recognized is that the right to vote is not just the right to elect representatives. It’s a human right.
The broad victory of the leader of the coalition “Together We’ll Make History ” is historical in many ways but the hardest part is just beginning now for the leader from the state of Tabasco.
In Mexico the people won. The decision of the vast majority was expressed and respected. If this election signified the empowerment of the people in the electoral process, what comes next?
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Laura Carlsen on the Globe Post about the Mexican General Election. Read Here.