Jan 17, 2012

Mexico Politics: PRI Devises New Plan to Eliminate Corruption in Elections

Justice in Mexico: "Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI) announced on Monday that it has created a plan to reduce organized crime infiltration in the next elections which will be held on July 1. Political contenders will have to meet certain requirements in order to qualify to run for a position. The party has proposed having federal authorities conduct background checks on potential candidates to ensure that they do not have a record of being associated with any cartels. The national PRI president Pedro Joaquín Coldwell added that if it turns out that a candidate is associated with criminal organizations, he will be denied his right to continue in the race and his illegal doings will be reported to the proper authorities immediately. " read more

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