Ecologist Green Party of Mexico

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Ecologist Green Party of Mexico
Partido Verde Ecologista de México
English name Ecological Green Party of Mexico
Leader Jorge Emilio González Martínez[1]
Founded May 14, 1993 (1993-05-14)
Ideology Green politics[2]
Green conservatism
Social Conservatism
Political position Centre-right[3]
National affiliation Alliance for Mexico
International affiliation Global Greens
Continental affiliation Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas
Colours      Green
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
40 / 500
Seats in the Senate
7 / 128
Governorships
1 / 32
Website
http://www.partidoverde.org.mx/

The Ecological Green Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Verde Ecologista de México, PVEM or PVE) is one of the six political parties to have representation in the Mexican Congress. In the 2012 Legislative elections, the party took 34 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (out of 500) and nine seats in the Senate (out of 128).[4]

Controversies[edit]

Pro-death penalty campaign[edit]

A Green Party billboard promoting the restoration of the death penalty[5]

In 2008, the PVEM initiated an advertising campaign in favor of reintroducing the death penalty in Mexico.[6] This led to the European Green Party's withdrawal of recognition of the PVEM as a legitimate green party.[7]

Anti-LGBT rights factions[edit]

During an interview, PVE candidate Gamaliel Ramirez verbally attacked an openly gay candidate for Guadalajara mayor and called for criminal laws against homosexuality to be established. In the following days, Ramirez issued a written apology after the party expressed disappointment at his remarks.[8]

While the party has pledged to support LGBT rights issues, 3 representatives abstained from a vote on Mexico City granting legal recognition to same-sex couples.

Accusations of corruption and nepotism[edit]

The PVEM is also widely criticized because its current leader, Jorge Emilio González Martínez, was appointed for being the son of former leader Jorge González Torres,[9] and for supporting the political and business agenda of Mexican businessman Víctor González Torres, owner of the Farmacias Similares drugstore franchise and González Martínez's uncle.[10]

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election year Candidate # votes  % vote Result Note
1994 Jorge González Torres 327,313 0.93 Red XN Defeated
2000 support PAN Candidate; Coalition: Alliance for Change
2006 support PRI Candidate; Coalition: Alliance for Mexico
2012 support PRI Candidate; Coalition: Committed to Mexico

Congressional elections[edit]

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Election year Constituency PR # of seats Position Presidency Note
votes  % votes  %
1994 470,951 1.4 479,594 1.4
00 / 500
Minority Ernesto Zedillo PRI Party (Mexico).svg
1997 1,105,688 3.8 1,116,137 3.8
08 / 500
Minority Ernesto Zedillo PRI Party (Mexico).svg
2000 see: National Action Party
17 / 500
Minority Vicente Fox PAN Party (Mexico).svg Coalition: Alliance for Change
2003 1,063,741 4.1 1,068,721 4.1
17 / 500
Minority Vicente Fox PAN Party (Mexico).svg
2006 see: Institutional Revolutionary Party
19 / 500
Minority Felipe Calderón PAN Party (Mexico).svg Coalition: Alliance for Mexico
2009 2,318,138 6.7 2,326,016 6.7
21 / 500
Minority Felipe Calderón PAN Party (Mexico).svg
2012 3,045,385 6.44 3,054,718 6.43
34 / 500
Minority Enrique Peña Nieto PRI Party (Mexico).svg Coalition: Committed to Mexico
2015 2,740,208 7.57 2,757,170 7.54
47 / 500
Minority Enrique Peña Nieto PRI Party (Mexico).svg Coalition: PRI PVEM

Senate elections[edit]

Election year Constituency PR # of seats Position Presidency Note
votes  % votes  %
1994 438,941 1.3
0 / 128
Minority Ernesto Zedillo PRI Party (Mexico).svg
1997 1,180,04 4.0
1 / 128
Minority Ernesto Zedillo PRI Party (Mexico).svg
2000 see: National Action Party
5 / 128
Minority Vicente Fox PAN Party (Mexico).svg Coalition: Alliance for Change
2006 see: Institutional Revolutionary Party
6 / 128
Minority Felipe Calderón PAN Party (Mexico).svg Coalition: Alliance for Mexico
2012 867,056 1.9 2,881,923 6.1
9 / 128
Minority Enrique Peña Nieto PRI Party (Mexico).svg Coalition: Committed to Mexico

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bauducco, Gabriel. "Jorge Emilio González: Un niño verde y precoz". elsiglodetorreon.com.mx. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Haynes, Jeffrey (2005), Comparative Politics in a Globalizing World, Polity, p. 177 
  3. ^ Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic, ABC-CLIO, 2012, p. 509 
  4. ^ Seelke, Claire. "Mexico’s 2012 Elections" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Blears, James (26 February 2009), Mexico's Green Party Urges Death Penalty for Kidnappers, VOA News, retrieved 2 August 2009 [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "La Plaza". Los Angeles Times. 10 December 2008. 
  7. ^ Tim Johnson, For Mexico's Ecologist Green Party, 'green' mostly means money, not environment, McClatchy Newspapers (June 18, 2012).
  8. ^ "Green Party rival crossed the line, says gay candidate". Guadalajara Reporter. May 16, 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2009. 
  9. ^ Thompson, Barnard. "Corruption inferences and the Green Party of Mexico". MexiData.info. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Miguel Ángel Toscano, dos años de escándalos sanitarios en la Cofepris" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-07-23. 

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