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Is Mexico a democratic country or not? Give arguments in favour of your answer
Mexico became independent in 1930. It holds elections every six years. But until 2000, every election was won by a party called PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party). PRI used many dirty tricks to win the elections.
It spent a large sum of money for its candidates. Opposition parties did contest elections, but never managed to win. Media largely ignored the activities of the opposition political parties. But from 2000, the scenario has changed.
In the 2000 election, Vicente Fox of National Action Party (PAN) in alliance with Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM) became the first opposition candidate to win the election. Vicente Fox became the President of Mexico. After him, Felipe Calderone of National Action Party (PAN) became the President. It suggests that Mexico has marched towards democracy.
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Which of these is not a good Argument in favor of democracy? Why?NCERT Political Science - Democratic Politics I
Each of these statements contains a democratic and an undemocratic element. Write out the two separately for each statement.
(a) A minister said that some laws have to be passed by the parliament in order to confirm to the regulations decided by the World Trade Organization.
(b) The Election Commission ordered repelling in a constituency where large scale rigging was reported.
(c) Women's representation in the parliament has never reached 10 per cent. This led women's organizations to demand one-third seats for women.NCERT Political Science - Democratic Politics I