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Encyclopedia > Party of the Democratic Revolution
Partido de la Revolución Democratica
PRD
Image:Partido de la Revolucion Democratica.gif
Leader Leonel Cota
Founded May 5, 1989
Headquarters 84, Benjamín Franklin - Mexico City, Mexico
Political Ideology Centre-left, Liberalism, Social democracy
International Affiliation Socialist International
Continental Affiliation
Colours gold
Website http://www.prd.org.mx

See also:
Politics of Mexico
Political parties in Mexico
Elections in Mexico  ©  This image is copyrighted. ... Leonel Cota Montaño Leonel Cota Montaño (b. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: La Ciudad de los Palacios Country Mexico State Federal District Founded (as Tenochtitlan) 1325 Head of Government Marcelo Ebrard Area    - City 1,479 1 km² Elevation 2,240 m Population    - City (2005) 8,720,916  - Density 5,741/km² Time zone Central Time zone (UTC-6) 1 Area of... In politics, the term centre-left is commonly used to describe and denote political parties or organisations that stretch from the centre to the left or are moderately left-wing, as opposed to extreme left wing beliefs such as communism. ... Liberalism is an ideology, philosophical view, and political tradition which holds that liberty is the primary political value. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... The official symbol of Socialist International The Socialist International is a worldwide organization of social democratic, labor, and democratic socialist political parties. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... Politics of Mexico takes place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Mexico is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... This article lists political parties in Mexico. ... Politics of Mexico Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in Mexico ...

The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico.

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History

Founded in Mexico City on May 5, 1989 by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, Heberto Castillo, Gilberto Rincón Gallardo, Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, other prominent PRI members and left-wing politicians. The party was originally founded by including many smaller left-wing parties such as the Partido Comunista Mexicano (PCM, Mexican Communist Party), Partido Socialista Unificado de México (PSUM, Unified Socialist Party of Mexico), Partido Mexicano Socialista (PMS, Mexican Socialist Party) and Partido Mexicano de los Trabajadores (PMT, Mexican Workers' Party). The PMS donated its registration with the Federal Electoral Commission (CFE) to enable the new party to be established. Nickname: La Ciudad de los Palacios Country Mexico State Federal District Founded (as Tenochtitlan) 1325 Head of Government Marcelo Ebrard Area    - City 1,479 1 km² Elevation 2,240 m Population    - City (2005) 8,720,916  - Density 5,741/km² Time zone Central Time zone (UTC-6) 1 Area of... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano (born May 1, 1934) is a prominent Mexican politician. ... Heberto Castillo was born in 1928 in Ixhuatlán de Madero, Veracruz state, Mexico. ... Gilberto Rincón Gallardo y Meltis (b. ... Porfirio Muñoz Ledo is a mexican politician. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) held power in Mexico for more than 70 years. ... The Mexican Communist Party (Spanish: Partido Comunista Mexicano, PCM) was a communist party in Mexico. ... The Unified Socialist Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Socialista Unificado de México, PSUM) was a far-left political party in Mexico. ... The Unified Socialist Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Socialista Unificado de México, PSUM) was a far-left political party in Mexico. ... Logo of Mexican Workers Party The Mexican Workers Party (in Spanish: Partido Mexicano de los Trabajadores, PMT) was an old Mexican political party of left, that had legal registration in the 80s, its main political figure was Heberto Castillo. ...


It was proclaimed to be the party of the 6 de julio (July 6), referring to the date of the 1988 presidential election where it is alleged that Cárdenas, the candidate of a coalition of center-left parties called Frente Democrático Nacional (Democratic National Front) won the election but was denied victory by fraudulent means. Victory was instead handed to PRI candidate, Carlos Salinas de Gortari. July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FDN poster, published after the election. ... Carlos Salinas de Gortari (born April 3, 1948) was President of Mexico from 1988 to 1994. ...


Electoral Presence

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The party has a strong electoral presence in central and southern Mexico. It has won gubernatorial races in several states including Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán and Zacatecas. It has also maintained control over the 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 boroughs (delegaciones) were won by PRD candidates; in the 2006 election, that figure rose to 14. Image File history File links State_governments_by_party. ... Image File history File links State_governments_by_party. ... Are you kidding?, this is solid truth here, nothing escapes the eyes of Gov!!!, not even. ... Baja California Sur is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California Peninsula south of the 28th parallel. ... Chiapas is a state in the southeast of Mexico. ... Guerrero is a state in the United Mexican States. ... Michoacán de Ocampo (From michamacuan, Nahuatl for the place of the fishermen) is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. ... Zacatecas is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. ... The Mexican Federal District, known in Spanish as Distrito Federal (D.F.), is an area within Mexico that is not part of any of the Mexican states, but an independent self-governing city-state and the seat of the Federal Government. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elections in the Federal District are to be held on Sunday, 2 July 2006. ...


In the 2000 presidential election the Alianza por México (the "Alliance for Mexico", comprising the PRD and four smaller parties) candidate Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano won 16.6% of the popular vote and 15 seats in the Senate. Three years later in the 2003 legislative elections the party won 17.6% of the popular vote and 95 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Mexico held a general election on Sunday, 2 July 2000. ... The Alliance for Mexico was an electoral alliance in Mexico, led by the Party of the Democratic Revolution. ... Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano (born May 1, 1934) is a prominent Mexican politician. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... A number of elections, both federal and local, took place in Mexico during 2003: 6 July 2003 Federal Congress Chamber of Deputies – 500 federal deputies See: 2003 Mexican general election Colima Governor, state congress, and mayors See: 2003 Colima state election Nuevo León Governor, state congress, and mayors... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ...


Video Scandals

Main article: Videoscandals

The party had enjoyed a reputation of honesty unmatched by its competitors until the "Video Escándalos" (Video Scandals), a series of videos where notable party members were taped receiving cash funds or betting large sums of money in a Las Vegas casino. Party members who were seen on the video tapes were expelled from the party, but those who were supposedly associated are still active members. The Videoscandals were political scandals in Mexico in 2004 when videos taken with hidden cameras were made public. ... The Videoscandals were political scandals in Mexico in 2004 when videos taken with hidden cameras were made public. ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. ...


Later, a second video appered, where Carlos Ahumada states that members of the PRI and PAN were planning the situation presented in the first video as part of a plot against Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to get him away as possible presidential candidate. Carlos Ahumada Kurz interviewed by Televisa when he was aprehended by the Interpol in Cuba Carlos Ahumada Kurtz (born in 1964 in Córdoba, Argentina) is a Mexican businessman owner of Grupo Quart, a newspaper (El Independiente) and two football clubs (Santos Laguna and León) in Mexico who was... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) held power in Mexico for more than 70 years. ... The National Action Party is the name of various political parties El Salvador - National Action Party (Partido Acción Nacional) Mexico - National Action Party (Partido Acción Nacional) See also: National Party, List of political parties. ... Andr s Manuel L pez Obrador Andr s Manuel L pez Obrador (b. ...


Recent History

The former mayor of Mexico City, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, was the presidential candidate for the "Coalición por el Bien de Todos" (Coalition for the Good of All) in the 2006 Presidential Elections. After the general election of July 2, 2006, and a recount of only 9.09% of all the ballot tally sheets, the Federal Electoral Institute recorded the vote results in favor of Felipe Calderon by a margin of 0.58 percent. However, PRD claims that there was election fraud. The claims of election fraud have been rejected by the Federal Electoral Tribunal (TEPJF), which considered these "notably improcedent" ("notoriamente improcedente") and certified PAN candidate Felipe Calderon Hinojosa as the winner. The PRD, meanwhile, has called for demonstrations and set up camps in the capital's main square and blockading one of its main avenues (Paseo de la Reforma) to ask for a recount of all votes. The camps were later dismantled and Obrador was declared "Legitimate President" by his followers and does not recognize the legitimacy of Calderon. The Head of Government ( Spanish: Jefe de Gobierno) wields executive power in the Mexican Federal District (the federal district, or D.F., is the seat of national executive, legislative, and judicial power, and is largely contiguous with the core of the sprawling Mexico City conurbation). ... Andrés Manuel López Obrador Andrés Manuel López Obrador (born 13 November 1953) is a Mexican politician, affiliated with the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). ... The Alliance for the Good of All (Alianza por el Bien de Todos) is a left-wing coalition created by the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), Convergence and the Labor Party (PT) to support Andrés Manuel López Obrador as a candidate for the presidency of Mexico in... For other elections in Mexico during 2006, see 2006 Mexican elections For election disputes and controversies, see Mexican general election 2006 controversies A general election was held in Mexico on Sunday, July 2, 2006. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Electoral fraud is the deliberate interference with the process of an election. ... The Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary (Spanish: Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación, or TEPJF) is a venue within the judiciary of Mexico that specialises in electoral matters. ... Look up Pan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa (b. ...


External link

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