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Mexico is unique in the realm of third world nations in the remarkable stability it has enjoyed in its government during the twentieth century Whereas many nations have been embroiled in an oscillating process between military authoritarian rule and civilian semi-democracy Mexico has been marked by stable rule of the government with peaceful acts of succession What is most unique about Mexicos government is that while stable for over sixty years it has not reached the level of a full democracy instead it is a semi-democracy marked by a style of civilian authoritarian rule This type of hollow democracy is a government and state ruled by one party the Partido Revolucionario Institucional in English the Institutional Revolutionary Party The governing party is known more commonly by the acronym PRI The PRI has controlled the government and instituted a one-party state for over sixty years and had grown to control almost every aspect of the Mexican national state and local governments Beginning in the late 1980s and continuing throughout the 1990s a gradual shift towards complete democratic government has begun in Mexico New opposition parties have been formed older opposition parties such as the PAN Partido Accion Nacional or National Action Party have gained a greater voice in government and a single coherent leftist party has formed from once divergent interest groups the PRD The PRD is known as the Partido de la Revolucion Democratica in Spanish the Democratic Revolution Party in English The PRD is most important because it represents one of the two parties that may in the future grow to challenge PRI hegemony and serve as an instrument to institute full democracy in Mexico From the early 1930s to as late as 1988 the PRI controlled all aspects of politics and opposition parties were severely limited in the scope of their participation of government The PRI was guaranteed to win the elections often by astronomically large majorities in order to guarantee control of
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