The opposition accused the state government and the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party
(PRI) of vote buying.
Lozano's position was viewed as a democratic advance because he was the first Cabinet member who was not a member of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party
, known as PRI, which took power more than 65 years ago.
Labastida--the Institutional Revolutionary Party
candidate--lost to the National Action Party's Vicente Fox.
On that election day, for the first time in decades, the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party
(PRI) lost control of the lower house of Congress, known as the Chamber of Deputies.
Latin America's richest man was approached in early August by a delegation of Institutional Revolutionary Party
(PRI) congressmen to contribute to the National Campesino Federation (CNC).
Opinion polls consistently show that a large majority of Mexicans believe Salinas encouraged a conspiracy to assassinate Colosio, the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
(PRI), who had been his close friend, after Colosio began to seek political independence.
Institutional Revolutionary Party
(PRI) Silvia Hernandez, who heads the Senate's North American Relations Committee, at first demanded Aguilar be reprimanded for his remarks but later chided the government for how the dismissal was handled.
Opposition to the opening in Congress might yet stop the plan in its tracks, particularly if traditionalist-minded members of Zedillo's own ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party
(PRI) draw the line at opening the energy sector to foreign investment.
In a vote Thursday night in the lower house of Congress, deputies from the Institutional Revolutionary Party
, or the PRI, pushed through an electoral law that unravels more than a dozen agreements hammered out with the opposition in 22 months of talks sponsored by President Ernesto Zedillo.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party
(PRI) was hit with a I-billion-peso fine by the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) in mid-March, receiving what some called a long-overdue slap.
Zedillo also appeared to play down any possible rift with his ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party
, which observers say has worked against some of Zedillo's key initiatives, including the privatization of parts of the petrochemical industry.
Sahagun was also attacked by the Institutional Revolutionary Party
(PRI), in which she was accused of using public funds for private business and for PAN campaign purposes.