Jul 15, 2012

Mexico’s Congress presents the ‘unpresentable ones’

Washington Post: MEXICO CITY — While all eyeballs in Mexico were glued to the presidential election this month, the seats of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies were quietly being filled.

By the “unpresentable ones.”

As they are known in the Mexican news media, los impresentables are legislators whose names do not appear on ballots, who often do not campaign, who, in fact, may be kept out of sight. But based on how many overall votes their respective parties receive at the polls, they are named to the legislature.

They are some of the most powerful people in Mexico. Read more.

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