Weekly Report - 28 August 2014 (WR-14-34)

MEXICO: PRI seeks referendum to cut size of congress

The federally ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) has proposed holding a referendum next year on reducing the number of deputies and senators in the federal congress in order to cut public spending, and make it easier to reach a consensus and strike accords on key issues. The opposition immediately accused the PRI of trying to re-establish its former political hegemony.

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