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Mexican democracy besieged by organized crime and narcopolitics.

 

Maria del Carmen Alanis, President of Mexico´s Electoral Authority

Maria del Carmen Alanis, Judge President of the Judicial Electoral Tribunal of the Federation (TEPJF), said that the discussion on organized crime in political campaigns and elections can not be set aside because it is a difficult situation requiring analysis prior to the 2012 electoral process.

“For many, the real threat to the policy is not in its rules and electoral institutions, but the possibility of being besieged by organized crime. The difficult situation in the country makes the issue unavoidable. To establish a metric that tells us exactly at what stage of democratic development we are, you need to know the size of the shame that crime could do in their fundamental structures. “

During the inauguration of the seminar Mexico: Democracy and Society. Beyond Electoral Reform 2007-2008, organized by the Federal Election Tribunal and the College of Mexico, stated that it is necessary to discuss and analyze these issues that will “light“on the work of the institutions from this scourge.

José Luis Vargas Valdez, Special Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes (Fepade) proposed that all candidates for any office, including going to the Presidency of the Republic, are subject to random lie detector of trust and to combat the interference of the organized crime in campaigns and elections.

The issue (of crime) is of such importance, that the candidates would be monitored and this a kind of certification of candidates is positive . “

Vargas Valdez agreed that there is a risk of intrusion of organized crime in the next mexican elections and urged the Congress to promptly provide the tools to face Fepade 2012.