MEXICO: Election

With lazy indifference Mexicans faced a nation-wide election last week. In Mexico City, a town of over 1,000,000 inhabitants, only 3,000 handed in votes. Everyone seemed certain that the National Revolutionary Party of stocky, able President Lázaro Cárdenas would win. They were not mistaken. With the voting booths not yet closed President Cárdenas triumphantly gave out that his party had won 160 of the 173 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.

Far from indifferent about the election results was the small but tightly-knit Social Democrat Party which led the opposition to President Cárdenas....

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