Publication Date: 14-03-2023
Mexico is in the midst of a serious debate about the future of its democracy. The United States should pay close attention — perhaps even more so because it continues to debate the functioning of U.S. democracy.
Many on both sides of the border are sounding alarms, concerned that new reforms to Mexico’s National Electoral Institute will weaken Mexico’s ability to ensure the quality and integrity of elections and will have a big impact on the quality of Mexico’s democracy.
The final decisions about the shape of Mexico’s democratic institutions should be made by Mexicans, in line with their constitution, but the United States has a legitimate right to speak up about its concerns. This is also true for Mexico, as it watches U.S. policy debates.
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