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Holding Power: The PAN as Mexico's Incumbent Party

Steven T. Wuhs

in The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195377385
Published online May 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195377385.013.0008

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Holding Power: The PAN as Mexico's Incumbent Party

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This article analyzes the organizational trajectory of the National Action Party (PAN). It considers how PAN's history and the context of Mexico's change to democratic rule have joined to limit the party's ability to profit from the benefits of holding power. It explains PAN's ability to hold on to legislative and executive office. The article also examines PAN's challenge to keep power in modern Mexico.

Keywords: National Action Party; democratic rule; holding power; legislative office; executive office; keeping power

Article.  8801 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Regional Political Studies

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