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The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in This article is about the international language known as Spanish. For other languages spoken in Spain see Languages of Spain. Spanish or Castilian is an Iberian Romance language, and the third or fourth most spoken language in the world. It is spoken as a first language by about 352 million... Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in The United Mexican States or Mexico ( Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México; regarding the use of the variant spelling Méjico, see section The name below) is a country located in North America, bordered to the north by the United States of America, to the southeast by... Mexico.

Founded in Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the federal capital of and largest city in Mexico. It geographically spans the Distrito Federal (D.F.) and part of the state of México to the north of the Federal District. Mexico City is the largest city in North America and... Mexico City on May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). There are 240 days remaining. There are usually 92 days in Spring. We are considered halfway through Spring on May 5. Events 1600-1899 1640 - King Charles I of England disbands the Short... May 5, 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 7 - Akihito becomes Emperor of Japan following the death of Hirohito. The Heisei period begins January 8 - the Kegworth Air Disaster - A British Midland Boeing 737 crashes on approach to East Midlands Airport - 44 dead... 1989 by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, Heberto Castillo was born in 1928 in Ixhuatlán de Madero, Veracruz state, Mexico. He was a co-founder of the Partido Mexicano de los Trabajadores (PMT) and later of the Partido Mexicano Socialista (PMS) and Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD). He studied Engineering at UNAM and... Heberto Castillo, Gilberto Rincón Gallardo, and other leading left-wing politicians, it was proclaimed to be the party of the 6 de julio ( July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. Events 1200-1899 1253 - Mindaugas crowned king of Lithuania. 1483 - Richard III crowned king of England. 1484 - Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cao finds the mouth of Congo River 1609... July 6), referring to the date of Mexico's 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Zebra mussels found in the Great lakes December 2 - Cyclone in Bangladesh leaves 5 million homeless - thousands dead December 7 - In Armenia an earthquake 6.9 on the Richter scale killed nearly 25.000... 1988 presidential election. On that date, it is alleged that Cárdenas, the candidate of a coalition of center-left parties (the Frente Democrático Nacional) won the election but was denied victory by fraudulent means. Victory was instead given to the The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) held power in Mexico for more than 70 years. It was the final result of all the political accommodations after the Mexican Revolution, in which most of the victorious combatants finally agreed to join under its umbrella. The party, under... PRI candidate, Carlos Salinas de Gortari (born April 3, 1948) was President of Mexico from 1988 to 1994. Salinas promoted privatization of state industries and free trade agreements, most notably NAFTA with the Canada. Many believe that his government lacked legitimacy because he won the elections in suspicious circumstances involving a complete... Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Cardenas and some of his followers then left the PRI in protest.

The party traces its pedigree to the Partido Comunista de México (PCM, the Communist Party of Mexico), Partido Socialista Unificado de México (PSUM, the Unified Socialist Party of Mexico), and the Partido Mexicano Socialista (PMS, the Mexican Socialist Party). The PMS donated its registration with the Federal Electoral Commission (CFE) to enable the new party to be established. A large number of defectors from the PRI also swelled the PRD's ranks.

The PRD has a strong electoral presence in central and southern Mexico. The party has won A governor is an official who heads the government of a colony, state or other sub-national state unit. Most countries in the world have some sort of official known as a governor, though in some countries, the heads of the states, provinces and regions may have a different title... gubernatorial races in several states including Other Mexican States Capital Chilpancingo Other major cities Acapulco, Taxco, list of municipalities Area 64,281 km² Ranked 14th Population (2000 census) 3,075,080 Ranked 11th Governor (1999-2005) René Juárez Cisneros (PRI) Federal Deputies (10) PRI = 6 PRD = 4 Federal Senators PRI = 2 PRD = 1 ISO 3166... Guerrero, Other Mexican States Capital Tuxtla Gutiérrez Other major cities San Cristóbal Tapachula list of municipalities Area 74,211 km² Ranked 8th Population (2000 census) 3,920,500 Ranked 8th Governor (2000-06) Pablo Salazar Mendiguchía (alliance of PRD, PAN, & others) Federal Deputies (12) PRI = 11 PAN... Chiapas, Other Mexican States Capital Morelia Other major cities Lázaro Cárdenas list of municipalities Area 59,928 km² Ranked 16th Population (2000 census) 3,979,180 Ranked 7th Governor (2002-08) Lázaro Cárdenas Batel (PRD) Federal Deputies (13) PRD = 9 PRI = 2... Michoacán, Zacatecas is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. This article is about the city. For the state, see: State of Zacatecas. Zacatecas is a city in Mexico, the capital of Zacatecas State. Its population as of 2002 was approximately 115,000. It is built in a... Zacatecas, This article is currently in the process of being translated from its Spanish counterpart, es:Baja California Sur. Please feel free to help out with the translation. Baja California Sur is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California peninsula south of the 28th... Baja California Sur. It has also maintained control over the Other Mexican States Capital Mexico City Area 1,479 km² Ranked 32nd Population (2000 census) 8,591,300 Ranked 2nd Head of Govt (2000-06) Andrés Manuel López Obrador (PRD) Federal Deputies (30) PRD = 27 PAN = 3 Federal Senators PAN = 1 PVEM = 1 PRD = 1 ISO 3166-2... Federal District (Mexico City) ever since the city's voters were first allowed to elect local authorities in 1997. In the 2003 local elections, 13 of the Federal District's 16 borough mayoral races (jefes delegacionales) were won by PRD candidates.

The head of the Mexico City government, Andrés Manuel López Obrador Andrés Manuel López Obrador (b. 13 November 1953) is a Mexican politician. He was the Head of Government (Jefe de Gobierno) of the Federal District (commonly called the mayor of Mexico City in the English-language press) from... Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is generally considered to be the PRD's most likely candidate in the 2006 presidential elections, although he has not publicly announced whether he will run. If he does run, he is assumed to be one of the favourites.

External link

  • Official PRD website (in Spanish) (http://www.prd.org.mx/)



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