The other institution is the legislature. The institution has two components: the senate and the Chamber of Deputies (CIA 1). The senate comprises of 126 seats while the chamber comprises of 500 seats. The other institution is the judiciary. Judiciary is divided into two parts; highest court(s) and subordinate courts. Justices serve for life (CIA 1). The country enjoys presidential system of governance. This is because the president is a reflection of the popular vote by the people. The state economy appears not to be influenced by bureaucracy as elected representatives make majority of the decision. The country also boasts of strict electoral rules. First, there are strict rules for one to participate in voting process. For example, an eligible voter has to be 18 years and above, Mexican citizen, have honest ways of livelihood (Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) 1). One may be disqualified for a criminal conviction, imprisonment, and for being a fugitive. Candidates must also be qualified electors and be submitted by duly registered political parties.
Mexico has unique parties and party system. The countries enjoy various political groups. The groups include Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), National Action Party (PAN), Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), Green Party of Mexico (PVEM), Citizens’ Movement (MC), Labor Party (PT) and NEW Alliance Party. In the last election, the PRI regained power after spending over a decade in the opposition (IPU 1). The party remained the largest party in the parliament but could not afford an outright majority. The party managed only 212 seats in the chamber of deputies and 128 seats in the senate (IPU 1). In the last election, PAN was the second party in terms of seats. PAN controlled 114 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 38 seats in the senate (IPU 1). Enrique Pena Nieto is the current president and won under the coalition of the PRI and PVEM.
Voter turnout rates have been fluctuating in Mexico in the