“The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) many dirty tricks to win elections in Mexico”. Justify the statement with five examples.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) of Mexico won all the elections from 1930 till 2000. The opposition parties did contest elections, but never managed to win. The PRI used many dirty tricks to win the elections. These are
i. Government employees were forced to attend the party meetings of PRI.
ii. Teachers of government schools advised and sometimes forced the parents for casting their votes in favour of PRI.
iii. Media always criticized the opposition parties but ignored their good efforts.
iv. Sometimes the polling booths were shifted from one place to another without prior notice. Thus the party tried to hamper the election procedure.
v. Media largely ignored the activities of the opposition political parties.
vi. Being in power, the PRI spent a large sum of money to manipulate the elections and the campaign for the candidates.
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Here is some information about four countries. Based on this information, how would you classify each of these countries. Write democratic”, “undemocratic' or “not sure against each of these.
(a) Country P: The parliament cannot pass a law about the army without the consent of the chief of Army.
(b) Country Q. The parliament cannot pass CLU reducing the powers of the judiciary.
(c) Country R. The country's leaders cannot "any treaty with another country without ring permission from its neighboring country,
(d) Country S: All the major economic visions about the country are taken by officials of the central bank which the ministers cannot change.NCERT Political Science - Democratic Politics I