VOL. 7, NO. 1, PGS. 12–23


Political Polarisation in Mexico
The Enduring Rift in National Projects
Pablo Vargas González

Pablo Vargas González is Director of El Colegio del Estado de Hidalgo.

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With the political alternation in the presidency of the Republic that has taken place in Mexico since 2000, the differences between parties and political projects have become visible, in such a way that long-standing issues and contradictions have been aired to give rise to multiple controversies that have dominated the national scene. However, since the 2006 presidential election, political differences have escalated to unprecedented forms of polarisation and discrimination.

In the current era, dominated by social networks, we observe all kinds of fake news and deliberate distortions of reality (post-truth). With the arrival of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to power after the 2018 presidential election, political polarisation became a matter of course.

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