By Derrick Broze, Last American Vagabond
More than a dozen villages in Mexico recently voted to remove political parties from their communities in favor of managing their own resources.
On Sunday June 6th, midterm elections were held across Mexico, resulting in new governors and mayors. The “historic” election has been notable for the incidence of violence by organized crime, including the deaths of multiple candidates.
While most of the corporate media focused on the violence or the changing influence of some political parties, the election was historic for another reason: more than a dozen local bodies voted to abandon the political party system and begin handling their own legal affairs.
Infórmate Michoacán reported that “Sunday the Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) was forced to suspend 89 electoral boxes in more than 20 villages in #Michoacán that… voted to expel political parties and manage resources on their own.”
INE is considered an autonomous, independent organization responsible for organizing the federal elections. Allegations of corruption and impartiality have plagued the INE since its inception in 1990.
Informate reported that the villages have voted to abandon the political party system and choose another form of governance. The move effectively cancelled elections in the following towns: