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Current President: Felipe Calderón (website)

Capital: Mexico City

Population: 106,682,500 (2008 Estimate) (Ranked 11th in the world)

GDP: $1.550 trillion; Per Capita: $14,119(PPP)

Size: 1,964,375 sq km (Ranked 13th in the world)

Calling Code: +52

Recent history Most of the 20th century was dominated by the rule of the PRI party(see below) which came into being after the turbulence of the Mexican Revolution. the first revolution of the century.


See Also

External Links

  • Country Guides: Mexico
  • News and Commentary: Mexico
  • La Jerga, periodismo gonzo independiente - Mexico's ONLY Free Bilingual Alternative Newspaper

States of Mexico

Ranked list of Mexican states

List of Mexican state governors

Constitution of Mexico

The Political Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1917 is the present constitution of Mexico.

The 1917 Constitution was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro during the Mexican Revolution. It was approved by the Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917, with Venustiano Carranza serving as the first president under its terms.

The Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day) on February 5 is one of Mexico's annual Fiestas Patrias or public holidays, commemorating the promulgation of the Constitution.

  • 1917 Constitution of Mexico

Political parties in Mexico

Major Political parties with presense in legislative branch

Party of Democratic Revolution (left-wing)

Convergence (left-wing)

Labor Party (left-wing)

New Alliance (liberal centrist)

Green Party (conservative ecologist)

Social Democrats (left-wing)

National Action Party (right-wing)

Institutional Revolutionary Party (neoliberal)

Complete list of parties.

2006 Presidential Election

After the election on July 2, authorities announced that conservative candidate Felipe Calderón, a former energy minister, had defeated left-wing candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador. Obrador has alledged fraud, and Democracy Now has a long report on evidence of fraud. Reporter Greg Palast claims that ChoicePoint was involved in scrubbing Mexican voter lists, just like they did in Florida for the 2000 election.

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