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02 July, 2012
The Revoluciòn is back!
Congratulations to Enrique Pena Nieto, who appears to have won the Mexican Presidential Election, but without a strong popular mandate..
His party, which glorifies in the oxymoronic name 'the institutional party of revolution' (PRI) just about sums up the Mexican electorate: it's got to be racy (Revoluciòn!) but you never know with change (Institutional). The PRI ruled Mexico without interruption from 1929-2000 (institutional indeed) when they were voted out on charges of corruption.
Unfortunately the sorry lot which replaced them weren't much better and so institutional revolution is back with a..er..whimper.