Cheers from the mysterius and strange lands of "Mexicotl", aka, the gringos backyard where they throw all their shite.
>Country political system
Right now we are living the neoliberalist dream, most of state owned companies and things like PEMEX (the stated owned fuel and petrol company) are being sold or just thrown out the bloody window.
We are a republic, we where a one party state from 1920 to probably 2000; we have three powers wich rule: the president, which it was and still is kinda all mighty and such. The deputies: the ones who just win money by sleeping in congress sesions. And the judicial power: mostly corrupt cops and the secret mexican police-TM.
The ruling party right now is the MORENA, with our all mighty ruler AMLOve (Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador) which, well, he is more of a social-democrat.
We have social programs for everyone, and well, they are mostly under funded and are not as good as any private institution; we also have a lot of syndicates and even movements from the lower classes, but sadly most of them are lead by the PRI party, which, well it's a despotic and quite right wing-center party; and all fellow mexicans hate it ;).
We have bunchs of them, mostly we have a lot of disorganized left-wing, social-democratic parties; but right now they are 3 main ones, well, 4 main ones:
Movimiento Regeneracion Nacional (National Regeneration Movement, or something along those lines).
The party in power, it's kinda left leaning and it has a lot of persons from past left wing parties (Like the PPSUM, the mexican socialist united popular party); its not a perfect socialist movement, and our president haven't even't described the party as being socialist, but right now it's the main opposition to the other parties, which are wayyyyy worse.
<PAN (Partido Accion Nacional, National Action Party)
Or the fucking synarchist, as I like to call em' :), it's the right wing party, the "white and rich" party; it was borned under fascistic tendencies, and it has followed those roots quite well. They are reactionary, catholic, and kinda sure that if they could get paid for saying inmigrants are the problem, would gladly take the money. Lulz.
<PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, or the Institutional Revolution Party; also knew as "the official Party", "The Real Party", "the party that likes to buy votes with beans and bread", or the party full of old people)
The party was born after the revolution of 1910, and probably since 1920 to 2000 has hold power, and glory, and most of the proles money probably. It really started kinda left wing, and it had one of the best presidents in mexican history under it's wing, our guy Lazaro "I'll expropiate all I want" Cardenas del Rio, but after him it became quite reactionary, well, even more. This was the party responsable of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre, the 1972 halconazo, the 1950's massacre of railways workers, the massacres of workers of "copra" (kinda like a coconut), and a lot other massacres ;), and also the hunt, torture and imprissinment of "guerrilleros" and other opposition movements (search for "liga comunista 23 de septiembre" and the "dirty war").
<PRD (Partido Revolucionario Democratico, Democratic Revolutionary Party; aka the main left wing opossition party, until morena was born)
This party was, well, kinda weird, it had a lot of socialist people and communist that where before in other parties, but its more of a social democratic party. It was quite big when it was started and in the 90's, but thanks to the "dirty war" and electoral frauds it lost power and now they have joined the PAN, a right wing party... Fucking hell... My grandpa actually was in this party, in the 80's, before it he was in the PPSUM and the PCM(Partido Comunista Mexicano, the good one).