Mexican referendums, 1999

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A series of unofficial referendums on native rights and good governance was held in Mexico on 21 March 1999.[1] It was organised by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), who proposed the government function in the interests of the people,[2] that the country demilitarize in order to promote peace,[3] that indigenous Mexicans be fully included in national life[4] and have their rights recognized in the constitution.[5] While all these measures passed overwhelmingly, only around 2.5 million people voted in the referendum, while 37 million people voted in the general election the following year.


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