Conclusion: The Presidency and Political Change

  • George Philip
Part of the St Antony’s book series


Daniel Cosío Villegas characterised the Mexican presidency as ‘an absolute monarch for six years’.1 There is an obvious sense in which this statement is true; there is virtually no constitutional check on the power of the Mexican president.2 We have seen that each of the last four presidents of Mexico carried out a number of wholly arbitrary acts (fewer perhaps in the case of de la Madrid) for which they did not in the least expect to be held personally responsible.


Political Change Opposition Parti Mexican State Mexican Government Infrastructural Power 
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© George Philip 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Philip
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of Economics and the London Institute of Latin American StudiesUK

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